DOLPHINS: Email deliveries
curt at phins.com
Thu Jan 1 13:26:57 GMT 2009
I've discovered one thing - if someone sent email to the mailing list, it
would include their individual "Reply-To" header as part of the mailing
list header. I've reset the software to strip out individual "Reply-To"
headers and just have the "Reply-To" header be to the list.
On Thu, 1 Jan 2009, Curt Fennell wrote:
> Well, I haven't seen any error messages from the mailing list software,
> but I'll look more closely.
> I'll try and keep an eye on it, but it sounds like some people are using
> "Reply-All" instead of "Reply". If you are replying to the list, you
> should use "Reply" and not "Reply-All". Some email clients will send
> back to both the "From" address and the "Reply-To" address if you use
> Also, if your email client gives you a choice, you should use the
> "Reply-To" address as the default to send your replies to.
> On a technical note, the list sends out emails that are "From" the person
> who sent them and use the "Reply-To" header to set the reply address. It
> is the email client that decides how to handle those headers. I know that
> some email clients will reply to the "From" address instead of the
> "Reply-To" address and some email clients let you set whether you want to
> reply to the "Reply-To" address or reply to the "From" address.
> I use alpine (formerly pine), gmail and thunderbird to read list email,
> depending on where I am and what I'm up to and I haven't noticed this
> behavior, but it's been very busy lately and the phins.com web server and
> mailling list server are on the same host, so they've been doubly busy.
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, Danny Nelson wrote:
>> Curt, I don't know if something is up with the mail delivery system or if
>> just my email, but in the last week I've received some list emails directly
>> me rather than the whole group. I've also had some that I replied to that
>> went to an individual rather than the group.
>> Thought I would mention it to all in case it wasn't just me.
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Curt "DOLFAN in New England" Fennell, curt at phins.com
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