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From: Doug & Carol Dickinson <>
Subject: Re: Private messages-Followup
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 1997 02:20:11 -0800
Carl Carlsen/WA wrote:
> >> But please, lets all try harder to remember the difference between a post to
> the list and private e-mail.
> OK Gwen, I agree with you, but let's take your own message.... How do I reply
> directly to you? You didn't post your "proper" Email address, and I can't find
> it in the heading. In fact, the last two or three messages I have answered,
> have been sent to the list when I would have rather replied directly, because
> the proper address was not there. It should show a persons name, number or
> code and then @ with the BBS, or whatever service it happens to be.... Maybe
> I'm dumb, but I don't see anything like that in your heading or message. Is
> there some "problem" with the server that this doesn't appear in the list
> headings as it DOES in other Email? I'm not flaming either - would just like to
> see more "direct" answers just like you would. In fact, I have stated on here
> before - I would prefer to have the list set up so that when I hit reply, it
> goes back to the sender and not the list.
> Here's the heading I got. Where does it say or whatever?
It doesnt say that because
1. Gwen didnt send the message you are replying. The message your are
replying to was sent by Carol Dickinson who is listed in the header you
Perhaps that is part of the problem. Is it possible people do not
understand how to read the headers? andthing sent with > before each
line is a previous post. When you hit the reply button > become >>
and the next reply becomes >. Should someone include all your post
when making a reply, the first >> becomes >>>. The first reply becomes
>> then your response would be marked >.
Your header will only show whoever sent whatever is marked with >.
Should that poster have erased the original e-mail address for whatever
reason, you will have no way of replying to the first or following
persons who wrote. Only the last person. I removed the address of the
original person, because I felt to leave it in would imply a flame to
tht person, when if fact it was only used as an example of a type.
Additionally, anyone who receives letters Digest style, will not be able
to reply to the orignal posting person unless they copy the e-mail
address from the body of the message and replace the Digest address.
It is simple to do (at least in Netscape) takes only a moment.
I am as guilty as anyone of occasionally forgetting to change the
e-mail address and pasting in the original subject. But my point was
that many of us dont seem to make the effort all that often.
I leave the post to which I am responding below, for reference both
to the fact that the posting person was listed in the header and to
view how the series of postings is marked with > >> etc,
Additionally I will post this to the list, because this comment has
made me realize maybe the problem is lack of information on how to do
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> That last line is something we all should be doing, and most of us don't
> (including me)!
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