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Jerry gnupg.user at seibercom.net
Sun Jun 13 11:53:18 CEST 2010

On Sun, 13 Jun 2010 11:03:00 +0200
Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> articulated:

> On Saturday 12 June 2010, Jerry wrote:
> > On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:40:28 -0400
> > 
> > Jean-David Beyer <jeandavid8 at verizon.net> articulated:
> > > I see no way to do that. I have a Reply button and a Reply All
> > > button and no others. There is no such button on that screen that
> > > allows diddling buttons. Thunderbird, which is the latest
> > > for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, it might prove to be academic anyway. Unlike several
> > other lists that I am subscribed to, this mailing list does not use
> > a "Reply-To:" in the e-mail headers. It would definitely facilitate
> > replying to list mail if the maintainer(s) of this list configured
> > the mailer to insert such a header that pointed to this list.
> There is such a header:
> List-Post: <mailto:gnupg-users at gnupg.org>
> Reply-to is intended to be used by the sender to state his preference 
> for replies. If he prefers off-list replies then he should set it to
> his address and if he prefers on-list replies then he should set it
> to the mailing list address. (In fact, there's also the
> Mail-followup-to header which is even better suited for this than the
> Reply-to header.)

There does not appear to be any universal support for the
"Mail-Followup-To:" header. There was a draft for it:


however, as far as I know, it was never adopted. RFC 2822 does not
mention it either.

> IMNSHO, it's not up to the mailing list admins to dictate where
> replies to my posts should go. Therefore, the mailing list software
> should not touch the Reply-to header.

Presently, the mailing list manager employed here strips away any
"Reply-to: headers.

> > Conversely, many MUAs support the "reply to list" function that
> > should work correctly on this list.
> Exactly. It works correctly because those MUAs use the above
> mentioned standardized (RFC 2369) List-Post header.

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