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From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Adding Reply-To: <listname> to Lists configuration ...
Date: 2004-11-29 07:06:29
Message-ID: 200411290806.29916.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> What is the general opinion of this?  I'd like to implement it, but
> not so much so that I'm going to beat my head against a brick wall on
> it ...

Please, please, please, please don't.  The choice of the reply path lies 
with the author or the replier, not with an intermediate party.  Both 
of the former two parties have adequate technical means to achieve 
their preferred choice automatically [sender: Mail-Followup-To; 
receiver: reply-to functions in the mail client].  Writing "please Cc 
me, I'm not subscribed" is not one of them.

We have many people writing to the lists while not being subscribed.  
Consider people writing to pgsql-bugs and not getting replies.  I've 
had that happen to me too many times in other forums.

Also, I *want* to be in the recipient list of replies to my posts, so 
it's easier to find these posts.

We've done quite well with the current setup, so I don't see a need to 
tinker with it.  I've always found the Reply-to-enabled lists I'm on to 
be a more lossy medium.

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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