On Dec 16, 2010, at 8:26 AM, Daniel Brown wrote: > On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 09:19, Nicholas Kell <n...@monkeyknight.com> wrote: >> >> Couldn't we just have a reply-to address for the list in the header of the >> email? So all a fella had to do was hit reply, and it would work? > > The easiest (and most accurate) answer: no.
Ok. > >> This is how the Apache and the MySQL list works. The PHP list is the only >> list that I have to manually edit my reply every time. > > Actually, MySQL does not work that way. And it's been several > years since I posted to any of the Apache lists, but I do seem to > remember that being the case there. It was annoying. It's so much > more intuitive to know that hitting "Reply" goes to the individual, > whereas "Reply-All" will, as the option suggests, reply to all. I apologize, you are correct MySQL does not. I guess to me it seemed intuitive that replying went to the list, considering the list is where it (should have) came from. The sender only being a secondary recipient. Also, knowing that I will more than likely never want to send anything directly to the sender anyway. > >> For example, I hit reply all on this message, it is now replying to Daniel, >> and CC'ing Sam and the php-general. > > Correct.... but what's the problem? We're all only receiving one > copy of the email, I'm sure. We've done it this way from the > beginning, and have no intention of changing it. > "We've done it this way from the beginning" says it all. No problem. I am not asking for the world to change. In fact I am not asking for anything at all. I was just bringing to light a few things that I thought were valuable to the OP's message. I am using the latest Mac Mail on 10.6, and I do actually receive two copies of the message whenever someone replies all. That is pretty annoying, but it's not a big deal. I guess my client is not intelligently discarding duplicate messages. Thank goodness it's not though, or I wouldn't know how to repetitively test email sending when working on projects. Every time that I replied to a message, I always took out the senders email and entered the php-general email, but perhaps I was breaking protocol? I guess I thought I was just being considerate to the sender, by not sending duplicate messages. From now on I will hit reply all, and be done with it. Bottom line - I am glad my email client gives me all the messages that are sent to it, and nothing is going to (or needs to) change, so I suppose that this message will, by some be considered spam. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php