From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Hello Tom,

you wrote:

> Same case for Outlook Express (honors the REPLY TO header). This REPLY TO
> should not be an option. 
> It should be hard-set to [log in to unmask] What the user should
> have the option to do is 
> set the CC to their own address.

----- my basic question is "why"? And why fight a mail program? I use Pegasus 
Mail, and it gives me a menu for answering and boxes to tick. There is no 
copy and paste. I can tick "From", I can tick "Cc", "Reply to", "Sender" and 
one more, and I can tick any combination of those. If I click nothing, the 
reply goes to "Reply to", which is perfectly logical, because that is what 
the received header says. What you want is for ARSClist to strip the "Reply 
to" that Roger (just as an example) has written and substitute the ARSCLIST. 
Because you cannot lay the blame on Roger (and everybody else who may choose 
to have a particular "Reply to", because they might choose to send from 
another account.

I just need to be awake when I send a mail, and what is the wrong in that? We 
have had amusing mismailings (including a hidden reference to this year's 
IAML meeting), but it is the sender's responsibility. I have erred, too, I 

I am much more curious about the comparatively rare instances, where an 
attachment goes through ARSClist and is received here. That could be a useful 
feature if it were in general use.

Best wishes,



> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 8:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] annoying "feature" of ARSCLIST
> > Hi, Tom (and all),
> >
> > It looks as if Roger is setting a ReplyTo header to his personal address
> in the message he's 
> > sending.
> >
> > If you do a Reply All to such messages, you should get the list AND the
> sender, but if you just 
> > hit reply, at least Thunderbird honours the ReplyTo header.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Richard
> >
> > On 2011-08-08 8:28 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> >> See if that works for replying to messages posted by Roger Kulp or Joe
> Salerno. There are a few 
> >> others too, so I'm not just singling out those two. But when I reply to
> their postings, replies 
> >> go to them unless I paste ARCLIST e-mail into the TO box. This is not the
> case with most others, 
> >> including you, Shai. I think this is a user setting on the ARCLIST
> server, but I may be wrong. My 
> >> point is, this should be disabled, it shouldn't be a user option. 
> Replies to any posting should 
> >> go to the list by default. Perhaps there could be a user setting where
> replies go to the list by 
> >> default and CC that user at the same time. I can see how a user might
> want a direct reply, and 
> >> have no beef with that. I just think the default reply should go to the
> list for sure and include 
> >> the user as his or her option. We other listmembers shouldn't have to
> wonder or care about where 
> >> a reply is going when the postings are in a public forum. This is a
> listserve, not a 
> >> person-to-person e-mail system.
> >>
> >> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shai Drori"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 7:36 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] annoying "feature" of ARSCLIST
> >>
> >>
> >>> When I hit reply it goes to the list. Maybe it's a setting in your
> email? I use Thunderbird.
> >>> Shai
> >>>
> >>> On 08/08/2011 13:47, Tom Fine wrote:
> >>>> Why, when I hit "reply" to some posts to this list, does the e-mail get
> sent to that person 
> >>>> instead of to the ARCLIST. This is true of several individuals on this
> list. Is this a 
> >>>> "feature" allowed in one's personal settings when they sign up? Why is
> this allowed? It's very 
> >>>> annoying. What is the advantage of allowing this? Hitting reply to a
> list posting should reply 
> >>>> to the list only. The post being replied to was posted to a public
> list/forum, not an 
> >>>> individual person-to-person e-mail. The reply should be public too.
> >>>>
> >>>> -- Tom Fine
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> > -- 
> > Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
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