mail followups (was Re: [ILUG] DHCP on home LAN?)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Nov 11 18:31:26 GMT 2004
Quoting Paul Jakma (paul at clubi.ie):
> Also note that mutt does not insert Mail-Followup-To headers. The way
> I read the draft, it *should*, if the intention is to direct replies
> to list.
Sure it does. My postings on this mailing list, for example, following
what I told it do, have:
Mail-Followup-To: ilug at linux.ie
...inserted by mutt. This follows, among other things, section 2.4 of
the IETF working group's 1998 Internet Draft:
2.4 Mail Client Action
The "Mail-Followup-To" contains a suggestion to the recipient of where
to send group replies, but the recipient SHOULD be free to choose other
recipients of a reply. If a mail client contains a command intended to
write a reply to all recipients of a message, the value of the
"Mail-Followup-To" SHOULD be used instead of the merge of the "From:",
"To:" and "Cc:" fields in construction a default suggested set of
recipients for such a reply.
Also, in section 2.2:
Here are some ways of constructing this header: [...]
When a message is sent to a mailing list, and the author is a member
of this list, and wants to get only one copy of replies, the author
can be omitted from the "Mail-Followup-To" header.
> So, the way mutt has chosen to implement this is just b0rken....
You are mistaken -- doubly so: You're mistaken in thinking that mutt
dictates a particular implementation. (The contents of the header can
be dictated in the MUA's rc files.) You are also mistaken in thinking
that the particular user configuration in which Mail-Followup-To
specifies only the mailing list address contravenes the IETF draft or
the header's intent.
I'm sorry you don't like that configuration, but it's really none of
your business where other people elect _not_ to send their mail.
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