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Re: www-style Etiquette: reply to all vs. reply to list

From: James Holderness <j4_james@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:04:49 +0100
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To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
> Something that could go into that wiki page: is it useful to hit "Reply to 
> all" rather than just reply to the list? Both in general and in the 
> particular case where the recipients are known to be subscribed. I get a 
> lot of www-style email in double for seemingly no reason.


1. The list server doesn't seem to include a Reply-To header in messages, so 
using "Reply" rather than "Reply to all" will just send the reply to the 
original author rather than the mailing list.
2. On a high traffic mailing list like this, I suspect some people might 
find it useful to filter mail based on whether their address appears in the 
To line or not.
3. It could be argued that it's a fault of your email client that you're 
seeing duplicates, given that both copies of the message have the same 
Message-ID. To be fair, though, the list server appears to be adding an 
additional blank line at the end of every message, which might trip up a 
more strict form of duplicate detection.
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