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.


>> 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.
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