> MS Mail appears to use the envelope address as the address to reply to
> and not the content of the From: or Reply-To: headers.
Yes, it sure does.
> I can't see how I can set the envelope address to be that of the
> originating From: header. In the reply_to config setting, I can use the
> token $SENDER. I need to do something similar to set the envelope address.
As much as everyone would like to fix things for MS-Mail users (I'm
an MS-Mail user myself and I'm annoyed by this feature of the
gateway), you really should NOT change the envelope address to be
the list posting address.
The Internet RFC's state that delivery error notices are to be sent
back to the envelope sender, and nearly all Internet mail systems do
so. If the envelope sender is set to the posting address, you will
send all the junk notices back out to all the list members, who
don't really want to see them. You will also likely cause some
nasty mail loops.
Teach your MS-Mail users to use the "Reply All" function to reply back
to the list. This works as desired in almost every case, because the
reply includes the original "To:" which is the list posting address.
Alan Millar E-Mail: amillar@bolis.SF-Bay.org
System Administrator Web: ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/am/amillar/welcome.html