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RE: Reply goes to sender, not to amsat-bb

At 08:20 AM 12/9/2005, Bill Ress wrote:
>Hi A.J.,
>No - I don't have any issues with the way the list is set up. Diane pointed
>to some "technical' reasons why it's set up this way (though I don't
>understand all of them!) but I'm using Outlook and the "reply" lets my
>response go just to the message author which is convenient when I don't what
>to take up list bandwidth (or I want to keep the response private) or "reply
>to all" which gives me the option to select who my response goes to. Perhaps
>other email programs handle the response format different but it works for

Actually it can be a pain, and the real fault lies with a the mail 
programs themselves.  Ideally, they should be able to work out that 
this message came from a list and offer options as to where to send 
your reply (sender, sender and list, list, even Reply-To: address as 
an option, if that's set).  One reader that seems to do well is Pine, 
which can even offer the option of replying direct to the sender, if 
Reply-To: is set.

Geeze, it's about time the software we use caught up with the 
times...  Not exactly, umm, rocket science (unlike a lot of what gets 
discussed here ;) ).

My biggest beef is that behaviour is arbitrary (dependent on each 
list admin), so the software needs to help the end user to make the 
right choice for each message (e.g. a pop up box with the options 
when the user hits Reply).

Reply and Reply To All buttons don't cut it these days, they need 
smarter help. :)


73 de VK3JED
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