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Re: Replying to the list

From: Johan Zeeman <joe.zeeman@tlcdelivers.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:56:04 -0500
Message-ID: <016101c1bfd9$8ea76cb0$9539910c@unicity.tlcdelivers.com>
To: "ZIG" <www-zig@w3.org>
In my mailer (Outlook Express) I see these message headers (in both the
screen display and the message source):

From: Mike Taylor
To: Joe Zeeman
cc: www-zig@w3.org

in *both* copies of the message.

There are 2 things I dislike about the present arrangement:  I get 2 copies
of replies to my messages; it's a hassle to send a reply to the list only
(the most common action in my case) because I have to delete the cc: and
type a new address in the To: .

And it's different from the way all the other lists I belong to behave.

And I have to remember to click Reply All.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>
To: <joe.zeeman@tlcdelivers.com>
Cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Replying to the list

> This is a bit of an Old Chestnut.  There are a lot of reasons why it's
> generally Good Behaviour for lists _not_ to set their Reply-To:
> address to be the whole list, but leave it as the originator of the
> original message.  They are neatly summarised at
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> among other places.
> > The worst part is that the list appears not even in the "to" part,
> > but in the "cc".
> Not sure what you mean by this.  In my copy of the message that I'm
> currenty replying to, the "To:" line says <www-zig@w3.org> and there
> is no "Cc:" line.  Isn't that what you see on messages posted to the
> list?
> (Of course, if someone mails _you_, and sends a "Cc:" to the list --
> as I'm doing now -- then the message with be "To:" you and "Cc:"d to
> the list.  That's what you'd want and expect, isn't it?)
>  _/|_ _______________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/  Mike Taylor   <mike@miketaylor.org.uk>   www.miketaylor.org.uk
> )_v__/\  "He looks around; he sees angels in the architecture,
> spinning in infinity" -- Paul Simon, "Call Me Al"
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2002 16:58:44 UTC

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