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Re: MUA Mail Options for a Mailing List [was Re: non-member messages to lists]
In <20041015203218.83724.qmail@xxxxxxxx> "D. J. Bernstein" <djb@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>Yes, those are the basic two buttons, but you're probably confusing some
>people here by using the name ``reply to list'' for the second button;
>there's a widespread MUA with a third button labelled ``list reply,''
>quite different from the second button.
>(The third button screws up crossposts, and it fails to send Keith the
>cc's that he wants. So why was it added? Because the second button,
>_without_ Mail-Followup-To, was even worse. On the other hand, in a
>Mail-Followup-To world, the second button works fine, and the third
>button should be eliminated.)
>USENET has consistently used the name ``reply'' for the first button and
>the name ``follow up'' for the second button. Why invent new names?
I think you still need the Reply-to-All button for when that IS really
want you want to do, and even newsreaders could make good use of it in cases
where Cc: etc headers were present in additional to the usual From.
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