[OS X TeX] Lobbying for Reply-To as it used to be

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Mar 22 06:29:04 EST 2004

A few weeks ago the Reply-To field for this list was changed, from the 
whole list to the original poster. This was done, I think, after people 
complained the original behaviour violated common list etiquette. In 
particular, because of this, it might happen that replies intended for 
the original poster only were sent to the whole list, creating 
discomfort and embarassment.

I would like to lobby for a return to the original behaviour. It seems 
to me that the default way of proceeding, when replying to a list 
message, is to reply to the whole list, not the original poster. After 
all, messages to a list are supposed to be in everybody's interest, and 
similarly for the reply and ensuing thread. It is only in specific 
circumstances that one may want to reply to the original poster only, I 

At the time of the change I thought I would adapt easily to the new 
behaviour and said nothing, but now after a few weeks I'm still finding 
this new behaviour inconvenient and illogical. Often I reply to one 
person when I think I've replied the whole list; judging by some 
messages I receive, I guess I'm not the only one.

Bruno Voisin

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