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From: "Lesley Baxendale" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] : Reply button
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:48:16 -0000
I agree with Eric.
Leave it alone. The buttons in e-mail programmes do 'exactly what they say
on the tin'. You just have to be aware of what you are doing when you click
on one or other of them.
Personally I find it quite frustrating on some lists when you click just on
the reply button & then have to start messing about to get the correct
recipient in the box because the list default has been changed to force a
reply to the list. If you are on lots of different lists as I am, it's hard
to remember which is set to what & there's no way of knowing until you click
the reply button.
Another thing to remember is that if people persistently 'reply to all'
without checking who the message is going to, you will often find that it
will go to a number of separate individuals as well as the list. In lots of
cases, that means that the person who asked the original question is still
getting two copies of every reply - one from the list and one personally,
along with everyone else who has responded along the thread. In lots of
cases, the message content has long since moved off the original query.
You will note that althugh I hit the 'reply to all' button, I deleted Phil &
Eric from the recipients as the response is really for Carl. Phil & Eric
will see it via the list anyway.
General rule of thumb - pay attention!
Colwyn Bay, N Wales
On Behalf Of Eric Millward
Sent: 21 February 2011 09:35
To: Stringer; 'Carl Rogerson';
Subject: Re: [CHS] FW: Reply button
My option is for what the button says :
Reply ALL to reply to ALL and Reply to reply to the sender only.
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