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From: "Carol Sterling" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Reply to whom?
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:22:41 -0500
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>>Only where the list admin has the required setting to ON *and* the
the sender of the original email has not entered such details will
SmartList add a Reply-To header. If a user has a Reply-To header we
never override it.<<

Andrew,
Would (or I should say *could*) an e-mail software override
that setting?

Thanks,
Carol
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: [LO] Reply to whom?


> On 21 Mar 2002, at 17:25, Malcolm Paterson <> wrote:
>
> > My understanding (FWIW) of how this business works: In every e-mail
> > message there is a header called "REPLY TO".
>
> No, there can be, but it is not a required field.
>
> > With MOST e-mail
> > software we have no control over what goes in that header;
> > everytime you send a message, it will contain your address. When
> > you receive a message and hit the reply button, the address in the
> > "REPLY TO" header of the message you are replying to becomes the
> > TO address in the reply, which you are then free to change. (That
> > is the standard protocol; some programs may not conform to it.)
>
> I would dispute this. In some fields you have control, and in some
> software more than others. Further when it comes to replies, that it
> is solely an issue of your mail software (MUA)
>
>
> > Now, with that in mind, go back to when Smartlist is sending out
> > messages to list subscribers. Smartlist is no ordinary e-mail
> > program; it can and does decide what to put into the "REPLY TO"
> > header. If the "Reply-to-List sw is set on, the list address goes
> > into the header, otherwise it uses the same address which is in
> > the "REPLY TO" header of the message to the list which is being
> > distributed; which will almost always be the address of the
> > sender.
>
> Only where the list admin has the required setting to ON *and* the
> the sender of the original email has not entered such details will
> SmartList add a Reply-To header. If a user has a Reply-To header we
> never override it.
>
> Regards Andrew
>
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