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From: "Robert W Fay" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Reply to whom?
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 06:50:05 -0600
References: <002701c1d14d$fb1922a0$4600a8c0@mamapooh2>
In-Reply-To: <B8C016F4.C72F%listpig@earthlink.net>


On 21 Mar 2002 at 23:02, Ms. Piglet wrote:
> The primary reason to put something in the "reply-to" box is if you
> have some reason for wanting replies to go *elsewhere* than to the
> "from" address (say, you're posting from work, but want answers to
> land at home, or vice versa....)

One of the primary reasons for using it on mail lists is to direct replies off list. Some admins
have a fit about this but most understand that there are good reasons to prefer not to share
everything.

Different properties for alternative identities is another good reason to use it. As is filtering
in some cases. And some ISP's require it.

Bob Fay

>
> The reason that a lot of folks use the "reply-to" box to simply
> replicate what's in the "from" box is cluelessness induced by poor
> documentation; in other words, no easy-access explanation of the
> feature that tells them that the default setting for "reply-to" really
> ought to be blank.
>
> --pig


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