[conspire] There's Still Time! Enter the Dr. Dobb's Challenge Now

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu May 22 11:22:57 PDT 2008

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> How about setting the Reply-To on that message only? That way, as long
> as the lists don't munge it, all replies go to private e-mail rather
> than to the lists, and can then be forwarded as appropriate, right?

No.  There is a persistent misconception about how Reply-To works, which
you're reflecting here.  Ed setting Reply-To would designate an address
at which _he_ should be reached as sender, by anyone doing
Reply-to-Sender.  But such replies were never the problem.  The problem
is people doing Reply-to-All -- which, if Ed were to set Reply-to, would
result in this sort of reply:

  From: otherguy
  To: ed's-alternate-address, list1, list2, list3, list4, list5, list6

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