Jon Stewart on 25 Jul 2001 02:24:51 -0000

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Re: hosers-talk: now, replcomp

> The idea was this:
> 1. I want to force my own reply-to header to make people send mail back
> to the ellipsis address that I want.
> 2. Things like majordomo depend on having reply-to set for mail to the list,
> so that replies go back to the list with minimal effort.
> 3. Having my own reply-to set by default obliterates majordomo's.
> This was before I figured out just now that I could just set From headers
> and most mailers would be happy.

Now, wait, I don't get it. Let's say you're replying to a message that was 
sent to a list. It's got its reply-to set to the list address, which is 
what you want and you should be able to set your own reply-to. So you send 
it off back to the list. Now, doesn't majordomo strip some fields, 
including reply-to, and replace it with list-appropriate fields? I mean, 
sure, I don't have reply-to set in my replcomps, but I do have it set in 
components. So you're saying if I sent an email to a list using 
components, replies to my message would override majordomo's prescribed 
behavior and go directly back to me? I mean, isn't that the whole point of 
majordomo, that the administrator has control over those options?

Jon Stewart

"Survey says: it was a bad idea in the first place."

	-- The Dismemberment Plan