You'll be glad to hear this isn't (I hope) a start to re-run the shall I
set reply-to's etc. discussion ..
What I'm interested in is a possible way of overcoming one of the
disadvantages or not setting the reply-tos - namely that in a large number
of email clients it is then easy to reply to just the author or the author
+ the list.
Has anyone considered a patch whereby if an address was on the to or cc AND
in the subscriber list file it was deleted from the recipient list as made
up by majordomo. I'm not sure how you'd go about doing this yet - but it
could presumably be done in much the same way that you would also not send
the message from the list to the author which is an option that listserv
provides and thus presumably some people want.
We'd have an additional interest in this as we have a fully functioning web
version of all our lists which means that people can wind up posting things
(via the web) that they then wouldn't necessarily see replies to (they'd
have to come back to the web site) unless their email address was
explicitly included on the reply (mails sent via the web are sent as from
their address). It would be nice to encourage people on our site to feel
free to include the author(s) in the reply ...