On Sun, 5 Apr 2009 19:51:55 +0930, David Gowers wrote:

> Re: the reply-to issue:
> [...] OTOH, what exactly do you expect your mailer to do when you
> choose 'reply' rather than 'reply to all'?

I am expecting to reply to the Reply-To: field, if existing. If not, to
the From: field.

The GIMP mailing lists misses the Reply-To: field, causing a lot of
annoyances and sometimes delays (delays when realising after several
hours that my message was sent wrongly to the author instead to the
mailing list).

For a mailing lists (generally), for me the "Reply to All" is only
useful if for some reason I want to reply off-list to the sender, in
which case I copy-paste-delete some recipient fields in order to
particularize the destination. But this is the exception, not the rule.

Long time ago I used a very good mailer program for its time, PMMail,
which had a very useful feature: a popup message was triggered in case
the From: and Reply-To: was different, asking me to whom I want to
actually reply. Unfortunately that program is now dead (and the latest
versions lacks UTF-8 encoding as well as threading based on Message-ID).

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