DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-02
Re: Mailing List Change
Matthew Dillon said on Feb 4, 2004 at 22:59:14:
> This is one of those things that winds up being a wash. There are
> probably as many people who get dups (or have other issues) as people
> who *WANT* replies CC'd to their email address for filtering purposes.
> It's better to let the user supply a Reply-To: himself, I think.
> The bestserv mailing list program (yes, I wrote it a long time ago
> while at BEST Internet) keeps the From: intact but strips off and
> regenerates the To: and Cc: lines.
Yes, come to think of it I noticed it does that. But I'm not sure
it's optimal because, suppose A, who is not a subscriber, posts; B
replies; C replies to B, a reply that is potentially important to A,
but A doesn't get cc'd because the list has stripped off A's address
in B's reply.
Not sure about dragonfly-kernel, but on a list like freebsd-questions
you definitely do not want this behaviour.
> This is kinda of a middle-of-the-road
> solution which requires mailing list users to consider who they Cc,
> other then the poster, more carefully.
I don't think it does that. Most people won't think much about the cc:
line and will certainly not keep track of who else had been posting on
that thread or who the original poster was.