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Re: Re: DISC: Signatures
On all of my mail lists, the Reply-To: is set to the list, and the software
filters out bounces. Actually, it counts bounces from each address, and when
a threshold is reached, it unsubscribes that user. The software also filters
out non-subscriber posts and mails them to me; I decide if they're on topic
and forward to the list if so. Keeps all the spam off the lists.
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On Sun, 23 Jun 1996, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 21:24:14 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Greg Lindahl <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Re: DISC: Signatures
> > You're going to get "Message Undeliverable" next time someone's server
> > crashes or someome loses their account and doesn't tell all their lists.
> > And this will happen irrespective of how this list is set to reply. It's
> > the nature of the beast.
> This is not true. The single biggest cause of mailer errors going to
> the list is screwing around with Reply-to: or making From: be the
> list. Returning the list to the majordomo default -- From: being the
> author and Reply-to: not set -- will reduce the number of bounces to
> the list. I've yet to meet a mailer which bounced to Sender:, but I've
> met many which ignore Errors-to:, since it is merely traditional.
> > Quite frankly, this is a tempest in a teapot. The norm for mailing lists
> > is to set the reply to the list since it is a given that 90% of the mail
> > coming to and from it are for public dissemination by the list members.
> That's an interesting claim, but I don't think either part of your
> statement is universally true.
> > The list's primary goal is to share information about the middle ages,
> > the Society and Atlantia.
> I agree with this. I disagree with your conclusion that replies should
> always be sent publically. Since I have no wish to debate such a
> mundane matter here, I would merely ask again that we remember that
> there are differences of opinion about every aspect of this issue.
> > If someone asks you for a recipe for mead or
> > beer, I expect to see it posted here.
> Actually, they'd be better off using the historical brewing mailing
> list to ask brewing questions. But that's a different issue.
> -- g
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