Mailing list "reply-to" setting

Noel Butler noel.butler at
Wed May 8 22:32:39 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 13:59 -0400, Chip Marshall wrote:

> On 2013-05-08, Steven Carr <sjcarr at> sent:
> > Any chance someone can correct the settings on this mailing
> > list to reply to the list by default instead of the user
> > posting the message?
> I'd argue the settings are already correct. Having the mailing
> list software rewrite the Reply-to line causes information to be
> lost, and can make it difficult to reply to the original poster
> of a message.
> Mail-Followup-To is more appropriate for replying to the
> mailing list.
> See:

And just because DJB says it, doesn't make it so, it is just his
opinion, and one only needs look at his track history to know that.

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