[svlug] Fw: MICROSOFT ACQUIRES LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
J C Lawrence
claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Mon Nov 9 14:34:52 PST 1998
On 9 Nov 1998 19:14:45 GMT
Marc MERLIN<marc_merlin at magic.metawire.com> wrote:
> On 9 Nov 1998 02:45:33 -0800, Javilk <javilk at polly.mall-net.com>
>> Let us just say that most of the real world lists are set up that
>> any e-mail to the list re-writes the headers so replies go to the
>> list, not the individuals.
> BTW, for the benefit of those who don't know, this is a plain lie.
Scanning across the lists at Onelist, Egroups (was Findmail), and
other such I'd guesstimate that over 80% of them munge Reply-To (I'd
feel pretty safe with over 90%, but I'll be conservative for now).
Scanning the 38 lists I'm subscribed to here at work, all but a
single-digit few technical in nature, all of 6 of them (once of
which is SVLUG) don't munge Reply-To.
That certainly seems to resemble the "most" that Javilk contends.
Much (if you don't like the "most" description) of the list world
munges Reply-To and considers that both normal and customary and
find the fact that some not only don't munge Reply-To, but refuse
to, flummoxing. <shrug> Technical correctness and market popularity
yet again separate.
> No reply expected
Now this of course is not to argue the correctness or even the value
of munging (or not) Reply-To. Just the _usage_. My own views on
the area agree neither with Javilk or the referenced URL.
J C Lawrence Internet: claw at kanga.nu
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