An observation

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Sun Feb 13 14:39:14 PST 2005

Anthony Atkielski writes:

> I put it that way in my reply template, since I normally reply to the
> list, and not to the individual poster, and I get tired of cutting and
> pasting the correct address.

Actually, that's something different.

My reply template directs the reply to the list, rather than to the
sender, so that I don't have to change the destination address for every
post (I never send replies to list messages to the original poster,
since that creates a lot of overhead for the original poster and a lot
of duplicated text for the reply).

The "reply-to" is set by my e-mail program to ensure that replies to my
posts go to the list by default (of course, a sender can change that
address).  I do this because I keep list discussions separate from
private e-mail; private replies that are also copied to the list simply
go into my bitbucket and waste bandwidth by duplicating a message (most
people reply with "reply all" which always sends two messages).  If a
reply is sent _only_ to me, that's different, and it should be routed
normally to me by my filters.


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