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Re: Reply to, was: Re: multi coating gum question



In 1998 when I came online, my son set up the preferences or control panels or whatever for connecting the modem and getting mail, and in the process of doing that, he filled in the "reply-to" field with my address. When I came to the list, I was set up the same way John is; when people would reply to me, it would go to me instead of the list, and finally someone asked why I had it set up that way. I was bewildered; I didn't think I'd set up anything to make that happen. Some kind soul finally told me how to find the place where the "reply- to" had been set to my address, and to clear my address out of that field. Once that field was empty in my mail preferences, if anyone replied to a post I sent to the list, the replies would automatically go to the list instead of to me. So I'm assuming there must be something similar in Outlook Express.

And yes, this post is coming to the list because I manually changed John's address to the list address in the header of my mail. And as far as I can remember, John's has always been this way.
Katharine



On Sep 17, 2006, at 12:39 AM, John Brewer wrote:

Hmm, I've never thought to change my "Reply To", I thought this was a function of the mailing list software. Now I've checked all the mailing lists that I'm on, and one does this automatically, and the others I have to remember to "Reply All". But if not many people know about this, that could explain why many of the replies to a previous post came only to me.

Now I click to reply to your post Laura and it automatically comes up addressed to the list! I wonder if it the mailing list that has changed, I certainly haven't changed any of my personal settings in Outlook Express for some months.

This seemingly erratic behaviour has only started for me in the last 3 weeks or so.

John

www.johnbrewerphotography.com

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Ana´s Nin.




----- Original Message ----- From: "Laura Valentino" <laura@this.is>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:56 AM
Subject: Reply to, was: Re: multi coating gum question



Katharine Thayer wrote:

John, if you look at the heading of your posts that come across the list, you should be able to see that the reply-to is set to your name and address, so if anyone replies to your post, it will go to you rather than to the list. But if you look at the heading of my posts, for example, the reply-to is set to the alt-photo list.

Hmm, I've never thought to change my "Reply To", I thought this was a function of the mailing list software. Now I've checked all the mailing lists that I'm on, and one does this automatically, and the others I have to remember to "Reply All". But if not many people know about this, that could explain why many of the replies to a previous post came only to me.

Laura




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