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TECH: gmail / reply-to (Was: Passive sentences and indirect objects)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, February 7, 2005, 10:31

Tristan McLeay <conlang@...> writes:
> On 7 Feb 2005, at 8.21 pm, Henrik Theiling wrote: > > >> (BTW: was this meant for the list?) > > > > Indeed. Gmail again. If I could only tell the Listserv software that > > Gmail users don't mean their 'Reply-To'. And if only I could pay > > attention before posting... :-) > > If you can change your habits, try using the Reply-All feature. It > normally will direct messages straight to the list, but if a Gmailer > sent it, it'll direct it both to the list and to the Gmailer, which is > better. If you can't change your habits but can afford not to have a > Reply function (I use one account + mail client for conlang, so it's > easy enough---for everything else I use gmail), try getting rid of the > Reply function so that you can *only* use Reply-All..
No, that would be wrong for all peoples' postings where the Reply-To header *does* mean something. Gmail has that bug -- I would feel bad to change a good policy of this list. This would be like changing the list config to always ignore posters' reply-to setting, but then the sender could not chose where they want people to reply. As someone said, for Gmail users it would probably be best to have another mail account for the list until it is fixed at Gmail. And send mail to Gmail to report this bug until they fix it. I think paying attention is currently my choice. Maybe I could try to change a few filtering rules for my incoming mail, but that does not solve the problem for all the other list members. **Henrik