Reply-To (Was: roundcube mangles threading headers)

B. Johannessen bob at
Tue Feb 7 00:59:53 CET 2006

sofar wrote:
> The mailinglist administrator has set the list to _NOT_ set the reply-to
> header to the list address itself.

Actually the list administrator has set the list to respect the authors 
wishes as to where replies should be directed. Not only that, he has 
arranged it so that when the author does not express a preference, the 
individual subscribers have the option of having a Reply-To: header 
field added.

> I run about 20 mailinglists in total and all of them are set to set the
> \'reply-to\' header to the list address. 

As a mailing list administrator I would have hoped that you actually 
took the time to read the list welcome message. Quoting:

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