[IRPCoalition] FW: Reply-To -setting

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 13:13:52 EET 2012

Marianne suggested that I also send this to the list to see what opinion (if any) others might have on this...


-----Original Message-----
From: michael gurstein [mailto:gurstein at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:56 PM
To: 'Tapani Tarvainen'
Cc: 'Marianne Franklin'; Kettemann, Matthias (matthias.kettemann at uni-graz.at) (matthias.kettemann at uni-graz.at)
Subject: RE: Reply-To -setting

Hi Tapani (and Marianne and Matthias...

Interesting... It must be a cultural/sectoral thing... None of the dozen or so lists I host or any of the dozens of e-lists where I am a subscriber have the "reply" back to the author... the default "reply" is always back to the list... About one out of very 10,000 emails are misdirected (someone forgets that that is the default) but it sure saves having to remember which reply button to hit each time you want to make an intervention...

But I'm easy and will leave this up to Marianne (+Matthias) to decide 



-----Original Message-----
From: Tapani Tarvainen [mailto:tapani.tarvainen at effi.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:33 PM
To: michael gurstein
Cc: Marianne Franklin
Subject: Reply-To -setting


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:16:12PM -0800, michael gurstein (gurstein at gmail.com) wrote:

>… BTW, the list seems to be badly configured -- when I hit reply it 
>goes back to you directly rather than to the list.

That is normal default behaviour on all mailing lists, and while it can of course be changed by the list owner, I definitely prefer it this way -- replying to the list should require conscious decision, rather than being automatic. (In most email clients it's not any harder, just needs a different key or button.)

But I'll leave it up to Marianne: if you want to change it, you'll find the setting under "General Options".

Tapani Tarvainen

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