[metrics-team] Reply-to setting
karsten at torproject.org
Thu Jul 7 08:32:15 UTC 2016
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On 07/07/16 10:18, Damian Johnson wrote:
> 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 itself.
Yes, but I think that's the same as choosing "This list" in
reply_goes_to_list (the option immediately above reply_to_address).
Again, if all Tor lists set this for a reason and overriding Mailman's
recommendation, I'm happy to set it on the metrics-team@ list as well.
All the best,
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Karsten Loesing
> <karsten at torproject.org> wrote: On 01/07/16 21:13, Damian Johnson
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
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