On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, REITTINGER, PAT wrote:
>From: "REITTINGER, PAT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 10:46:21 +5 EST
>My users of a particular list are not happy with the fact that a "reply" goes
>to the author and they need to use "reply-to-all" to reply to the list. We
>have gone back and forth on this for awhile.
Hm. This list has no "Reply-To" header. I had to select "reply-to-all", cut the
author's name from the From header and cut-and-paste the list address from the
Cc to the From header, so the author wouldn't receive a duplicate reply. Gosh,
it was a whole lot of effort on my part, and my fingers are tired.
>When I first changed the reply-to, things were worse than expected when each
>list member also received endless mail received/reading confirmation messages
>for users mailing with this option. (Reply to the whole list, isn't this what
>you asked for?) Is there a way to avoid this unacceptable problem? (I know,
>don't munge reply to...)
Those sound like abuses on the configurations of some of your list members. You
would rather have such messages go to the entire list? If those readers won't
correct the feature (likely under their control), then excercise your authority
and drop them from the list. Under no circumstances should one list member be
allowed to annoy another. You don't want people to become so irritated that
they'll stop posting, a speedy way to kill your list.