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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] fix the misconfiguration of the dev@ mailing list
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:44:51 GMT
On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 16:26, Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com> wrote:
>
> (please make sure to add me to CC directly as the mailing is presently broken)
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 00:47, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > -1
> >
> > Changing the reply-to configuration increases the chances of message
> > threads being moved off-list by accident. I am concerned about the risk
> > of harm to the community that that represents.
>
> Can you present any evidence that this would be actively harmful to
> the community to point that we should violate internet standards?
> I've seen nothing similar happen in any of other open source
> communities I'm a part of.

>From my reading of RFC 2822, it's perfectly legitimate to provide a
Reply-To address to override the From: address.
In any case, we definitely need the Reply-To header for lists such as
commits, issues, notifications.

If we were to change only dev@ etc, then the behaviour on those lists
would be different - that seems confusing to me.

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> Eitan Adler
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