FW: [GLLUG] reply to
Wed, 15 May 2002 14:26:20 -0400
Edward Glowacki wrote:
> Which software were you trying to conform to, the mailing list software
> or your email client?
Mailing list software, which is what is presenting (or not presenting,
as the case may be) the UI widget in question, the "Reply-To" header.
Again though, you're telling me to change how I do business, by
possibly changing my entire client for this *one* thing, which may not
on the balance still be a good thing. In general, telling the user what
to do is backwards, and should be reserved as a last-resort measure,
when they ask the impossible.
I'm not really trying to go to bat on the Reply-To issue; I don't much
care, except dammit, I have to change the headers again. The meta-issue
does concern me, though: Balancing UI the user expects, versus
functionality, versus correctness.
Why, by the way, would adding a Reply-To header remove your
functionality at all? Given
CC: Person2@something, List1@something
"reply" should go to List1@something, "reply to sender" should go to
"User1@something", bypassing the Reply-To, and "Reply to all" should go
to everything there.