Joel Uckelman on 25 Jul 2001 02:53:09 -0000

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Re: hosers-talk: now, replcomp

Quoth Josh:
> Joel Uckelman sez:
> >Quoth "Wbfu Xbegorva":
> >> 
> >> "Jon Stewart" sez:
> >> >So, does anyone know how to put a reply-to header within replcomps?
> >> >
> >> >I guessed my way to a usable from: header, but would like reply-to as 
> >> >well.
> >> 
> >> For any old mail it's easy but at the moment I'm not sure how to
> >> take care of replies to mailing lists like this one which set their
> >> own reply-to header.
> >
> >Well, most lists that set their own reply-to header do that to encourage rep
> li
> >es to the list. If you want to defeat that, just edit the reply-to header in
>  t
> >he message yourself. It should pop up in vim, right?
> 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.

I don't believe 3 is true. Rather, majordomo obliterates my Reply-To, not 
vice versa. Check what this list does.