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From Christian Trutz <ch...@smilebase.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] change Reply-To to go to geronimo-dev
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 09:22:41 GMT
On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 10:18:47AM +0100, Andrew Savory wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> > With the Reply-To set to the list, you don't have to remember to reply
> > to all to get it to the list.
> >
> > Please vote.
> >
> > +1 from me
> 
> Not a committer, but -1 for the following reasons:
>

-1 me too!

i am using Mutt, which ahs no problems with mailing lists
and i have now the problems which you described below ..

Chris
 
> # It violates the principle of minimal munging.
> # It provides no benefit to the user of a reasonable mailer.
> # It limits a subscriber's freedom to choose how he or she will direct a
> response.
> # It actually reduces functionality for the user of a reasonable mailer.
> # It removes important information, which can make it impossible to get
> back to the message sender.
> # It penalizes the person with a reasonable mailer in order to coddle
> those running brain-dead software.
> # It violates the principle of least work because complicates the
> procedure for replying to messages.
> # It violates the principle of least surprise because it changes the way a
> mailer works.
> # It violates the principle of least damage, and it encourages a failure
> mode that can be extremely embarrassing -- or worse.
> # Your subscribers don't want you to do it. Or, at least the ones who have
> bothered to read the docs for their mailer don't want you to do it.
> 
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> 
> 
> Andrew.
> 
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