On Tuesday 13 January 2009 09:37:36 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
In that case I could introduce you to some, e.g. the Evolution list.
This issue is one on which there is still controversy. Many people
think that for the list manager to alter the Reply-To header of
messages is evil (e.g. it prevents the user from specifying his own
Reply-To header, which may be different from his From address, thus
making it impossible to reply directly to him and not to the list).
Personally I use Reply-To-List whenever possible, otherwise Reply-To-All.
OK - I'm sure that feature is there for a reason, and I have glanced at some
of the post traffic on the controversy, I just hadn't encountered it.
In any event, it doesn't change the fact that when I sent a post back to this
list using the feature, it worked normally for me, and the sent message was
not placed in my inbox as the OP is reporting is happening to him. So, I still
think there is a configuration problem here, and not a general problem with
kmail...but, I base that on a very small data set of one, so I could be
missing something else.
On what you said: 'evil' is one of those words that gets bandied about on
these lists all the time - it strikes as strong and infantile; my first thought
on this is that if I were to set up a list in which the casual use of that
list by non-attentive users would result in their replies to posts regularly
going back to the original posters, instead of the list, I would be seeing a
lot of complaining - if I joined such a list, and started getting personal
replies to my list posts, I would be annoyed - it would be annoying, a
nuisance, a small pain in the neck, but evil??? But, I digress... I hate
Evolution and its evil promoters deserve anything they get ;-)