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From Andrew Savory <and...@luminas.co.uk>
Subject Re: [VOTE] change Reply-To to go to geronimo-dev
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 09:18:47 GMT
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:

# 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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