> PS: I have sent this to the list owner before, but no reply.
To what address did you send it? I am the list owner, but did not see
any such mail. I'm wondering if my auto-sort filters might have
shoved it in with the hundreds of pieces of error mail that come in
> Why do all messages sent form the list the reply-to field set to
> the sender instead of TEI-L. This causes unwanted private replies.
> Couldn't be the reply-to field set to TEI-L?
The LISTSERV software gives me a choice for how "Reply-To:" field is
set. It is currently set so that if the poster includes a "Reply-To:"
field when she sends mail to the list, LISTSERV duplicates it on the
outgoing mail. If the poster does not include "Reply-To:" field, then
LISTSERV creates one using the poster's address. (For details, see
Some have argued (as I believe you are), that this supplied value
should be the list address, rather than the poster's address. (I
don't recall anyone arguing that the OP's "Reply-To:" field, if
present, should be ignored.)
Back in Spring of 2000, this was briefly a hot topic. I asked the
list as a whole what was preferred, and got around a dozen
replies, IIRC. (The list probably only had under 300 subscribers back
then, so that would have been circa a 5% return rate. We have 658
direct subscribes as of this morning.) The replies were split almost
evenly between "sender" and "list", so I left it as is.
If people would like, I'd be happy to take another vote. But I think
it is probably worth waiting until mid-January, as I bet a lot of
people or just starting to ignore list mail for the holidays.
Syd Bauman, TEI-L list owner
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