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



After all this testing let me try to explain how I think email (client) behaviour was designed:

After putting an email adress in the account settings of your email client it is is automaticly supposed as the adress were all replies have to go to. Simple to understand: return all replies to sender.

But sometimes there are exceptions. For example when you have to send your (personal) mail from your work computer and email adress but want all the replies at your private adress. In this case the standard behaviour can be overruled by puting this second adress in the reply-to setting. From that moment all replies related to that message go to the specified reply-to: it has dominance over the standard 'return to sender' behaviour. This is what happened here: the standard behavour (reply to the list) was overruled by the more dominant reply-to setting.

Simply put: never specify a reply-to adress unless you absolutely have to use a different adress than your own to receive replies. But then the list has thisal reply problems with your posts.

kees


On 17-sep-2006, at 18:33, Don Bryant wrote:

Okay, I've just verified that the Reply-To Field is set in the e- mail client
as Katherine noted.

Don Bryant


-----Original Message-----
From: Katharine Thayer [mailto:kthayer@pacifier.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:20 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: 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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