[UPHPU] Mailing List Settings
sdibb at wonkabar.org
Mon Jun 21 21:19:40 MDT 2004
Nothing against you Mac, but I'm going to counter-argue your claims:
> 1) Setting Reply-To for the mail list _destroys_ any existing Reply-To
> header that a person may have been using.
What kind of twit-moron sets their own Reply-to in the first place? And
how often does that happen on a mailing list?
> 2) The consequences of accidentally replying to the author only are not
> negative at all, other than you have to resend if you want to hit the
> whole list. However, the consequences of accidentally replying to everyone
> are obviously extremely negative in many ways. (And it gets publically
> archived forever, too!)
Mailman makes it pretty simple to delete posts. Sure, everyone gets a
copy but at least its not archived publically.
> Additionally, any mailer that is dumb enough not to let you choose
> reply/reply-all easily is probably dumb enough to not make it painfully
> clear that your reply will go to the world.
And anybody who replies to a mailing list with sensitive information and
DOES NOT MAKE SURE they are not replying to the entire list is pretty dumb.
My argument is this -- most of the time people want to reply TO the
list. So have the default be that way. Just cuz the author of the
article a) uses a cool mailer that no ones heard of before that lets you
reply to "group emails" with a hotkey, and b) he probably screwed up and
sent private information to some list doesn't mean we should suffer
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