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From: "G. Lee Hearl" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Reply or Reply All?
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 19:10:36 -0400
You are talking about one thing while I am talking about another!
Forget about the Reply To Address which a person can insert and activate on
their personal computer. Most list members do not have this option activated
on their Outlook Express mail program. Those who do should Not be subscribed
to E-mail Lists as their action circumvents the normal flow of messages no
matter how the default on the Tools page is set.
I have been trying to explain to a person who did not understand how to set
the defaults on the Tools Page, Not how to set a Reply To on their computer.
Go back and read my messages and maybe you will understand what I'm saying!
I believe the person who asked for the help understood me.
As I have stated, If the default on the Tools Page is set by the
administrator to Not send All Replies to the list and you click "Reply", the
New message it generates will only have the personal (previous poster's)
address in the To box. Also, if "Reply All" is selected, both the previous
poster's address and the list address will appear in the To box.
Again, if the default is set to send all replies to the list, the only
address which will show in the To box will be the list address, whether one
selects "Reply" or "Reply All", however, if "Reply All" is selected, the
list address will appear in the To box twice. This causes one to have to
resort to copy and paste or typing in the personal address when sending a
private message to the previous poster.
That is why all my lists are set so as not to send All replies to the list
This setting has Nothing to do with how a person has their mail program set.
If they have their "Reply To" address active, then they will probably Not
see any answers on the list to the queries they have posted because the
answer will go only to them. That's Not Good!
I could discuss this 'till the Cows Come Home, but then I would have to go
milk them, so I hope this clarifies what I have been saying all along.
G. Lee Hearl
Authentic Appalachian Storyteller