[metrics-team] Reply-to setting (was: Python coding style)

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Thu Jul 7 08:18:20 UTC 2016

It's the 'reply-to' header. It's under Mailman's 'General Options' as
'Explicit Reply-To: header.' - our other lists set it to the list

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On 01/07/16 21:13, Damian Johnson wrote:
>> Oops! Didn't mean to drop metrics-team@ from my reply. All our
>> other lists set the reply-to to be the list. Odd metrics-team@
>> isn't configured that way.
> Hmm, do you mean the reply_goes_to_list option?  If so, here's what
> Mailman suggests:
>> reply_goes_to_list (general): Where are replies to list messages
>> directed? Poster is strongly recommended for most mailing lists.
>> This option controls what Mailman does to the Reply-To: header in
>> messages flowing through this mailing list. When set to Poster, no
>> Reply-To: header is added by Mailman, although if one is present in
>> the original message, it is not stripped. Setting this value to
>> either This list or Explicit address causes Mailman to insert a
>> specific Reply-To: header in all messages, overriding the header in
>> the original message if necessary (Explicit address inserts the
>> value of reply_to_address).
>> There are many reasons not to introduce or override the Reply-To:
>> header. One is that some posters depend on their own Reply-To:
>> settings to convey their valid return address. Another is that
>> modifying Reply-To: makes it much more difficult to send private
>> replies. See `Reply-To' Munging Considered Harmful for a general
>> discussion of this issue. See Reply-To Munging Considered Useful
>> for a dissenting opinion.
>> Some mailing lists have restricted posting privileges, with a
>> parallel list devoted to discussions. Examples are `patches' or
>> `checkin' lists, where software changes are posted by a revision
>> control system, but discussion about the changes occurs on a
>> developers mailing list. To support these types of mailing lists,
>> select Explicit address and set the Reply-To: address below to
>> point to the parallel list.
>> Where are replies to list messages directed? Poster is strongly
>> recommended for most mailing lists.
> Do other lists set this option to "This list"?  Happy for
> metrics-team@ to adapt to make this less confusing for people on other
> lists, but is this the right setting?
> All the best,
> Karsten
> Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org
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