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Subject: Re: A question of philosophy
From: Chris Siebenmann <cks @ hawkwind . utcs . toronto . edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1993 13:43:03 -0500
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In-reply-to: bill's message of Mon, 06 Dec 1993 13:29:38 -0500. <9312061829.AA00281@biome.bio.ns.ca>

 The problem is that Reply-To: is overloaded. In one meaning it means
'where you should send messages to reach the person in the From:
header'; in another meaning it's been hijacked to be 'where replies
should go by default'. The two meanings don't cooperate very well;
particularly, there are mail packages which are fairly insistent on
using the Reply-To address instead of the From address (an obvious
lose if you really *do* want to send mail to the author of a message
on such a mailing list).

	- cks


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