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Re: Bouncing replies

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: "Dean Gibson (DB Administrator)" <postgresql(at)ultimeth(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bouncing replies
Date: 2008-02-11 08:54:04
Message-ID: 937d27e10802110054h6538294bwcb8100665048bd57@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Feb 11, 2008 5:06 AM, Dean Gibson (DB Administrator)
<postgresql(at)ultimeth(dot)com> wrote:
> If mail to my list address doesn't come from one of your list
> servers (and those seems to change much more often than any other list I
> belong to), it gets rejected.

Those must be some *really* long-lived lists. Our mailserver has been
mail.postgresql.org for probably 7 or 8 years now. Many moons ago we
did use some additional relay servers, but I don't think we've done
that for 5+ years.

> I'm curious as to why the list server defaults to using a sender's
> address as the "Reply-to" address, rather than using the list address.
> That means that, unless the user is careful to "reply all" (or even
> better, just reply to the list address), any discussion immediately goes
> private.

Because thats the convention on these lists that people are used to
and prefer in general.

-- 
Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Oracle-compatible database company

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