OffTopic: FreeBSD Lists doesn't add Reply-to Header, workaround?

Wael Nasreddine mla at
Thu Feb 14 08:47:06 UTC 2008

This One Time, at Band Camp, Erwan David <erwan at> said, On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 09:03:06AM +0100:
> Le 02/14/08 08:50, Wael Nasreddine a écrit:
>> Hello,
>> First of all I am so sorry to send this here, but it doesn't fit in
>> any mailing list, Not procmail nor mutt, So I apologize again for
>> being that off-topic.
>> All FreeBSD Lists does not add the header Reply-to to the e-mail sent
>> and thus when I receive an email from the List and hit reply, it
>> replies to the sender not the list, and If I choose reply to all, it
>> replies to the Sender and Cc to the list, this is not at all good,
>> I'll explain below.
>> I've almost the setup of every command-line lover, fetchmail+procmail
>> as backend, and Mutt to read the email, procmail Automatically detects
>> the e-mail coming from a Mailing list due to the following set of
>> rules[1], anyway the problem I am having is not good because everyone
>> who has a similar setup as me, will receive the Reply that I have sent
>> outside the List folder because none of the rules above matches this
>> email.
>> Probable solution: I thought of expanding the rules above to, before
>> sending the email to the folder, check if Reply-to is present, if not
>> Add the e-mail with the header "X-BeenThere" to a new Reply-to header
>> using formail and then move it to the folder...
>> So what do you think guys? Could this be a good solution? Any
>> easier/better solution? How do you handle it guys??
> Since you use mutt you can use the subscribes option, then hit L 
> (reply-to-list).
Thanks that actually worked out nicely...

I see you have the same problem I used to have, your e-mail has not
been sent to the list at all :)

Wael Nasreddine
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