Re: ADMIN: Double Postings

Damien R. Sullivan (
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 13:47:43 -0800 (PST)

On Dec 17, 6:27pm, Hara Ra wrote:
> I get quite a few double postings to this list, and I believe that some
> of you have your Reply-To: and To: entries set as in the example below.
> This creates two messages for me. Please consider finding ways around
> this. My email program (Netscape Communicator) has no problem using the
> To: field, so how about deleting the Reply-To: entry??

Mailers are supposed to reply to "From:" unless "Reply-To:" overrides
it. Many I've seen also have a "group reply" or "replyall" function,
but that sends mail to just about every address listed in the header,
which can snowball. Being able to easily select only the "To:" address
is not a common ability, I think.

Setting "Reply-To:" is a service performed by the mailing list software,
not by any poster manually. It is thus beyond our power to 'delete' it,
and it is highly convenient anyway. (Except when people try to reply
privately, whoops!)

-xx- GSV The Low Golden Willow X-)

is elected officials trading votes for their own advantage.
Democracy is when the masses do the same thing." -- _Cyteen_