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From: "Carol Bryan" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Reply-To usage
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 14:15:38 -0700
>The purpose of a Reply-To address is to allow the sender to >send a message
from one address and have replies go to another <address. When a Reply-To
address is not specified by a <sender, any reply would go the address in
the From address of <the message.
>TMG-L is set to automatically place the list address as the >Reply-To
address for all message send from the list. In this way >the From address
remains the same -- the address of the actual >sender of the message. Thus
a reply to a message from TMG-L >would be sent to TMG-L where all
subscribers can benefit from >the reply.
>When a message is sent to TMG-L that already has the Reply->To address set
(normally to the same address as the From >address), then TMG-L will not
place the TMG-L address in the >Reply-To address because it is already set.
Thus any reply to >this message will go only to the address the sender
placed in the >Reply-To address and the rest of the list will not benefit
from the >help given.
>In three years, I have only seen a very few Reply-To addresses >filled in
by a sender with other than the same address as the >From address. This was
only for one or two subscribers who >later also added a Digest mode
subscription for the other address.
>A message with the same From address and Reply-To address >normally
indicates someone that does not understand the >purpose of the Reply-To
My Outlook Express 6.0 does not behave the way you described. Lee, when I
read your message and clicked on "Reply", I got only your own personal email
address in the "To" field. If I click on "Reply All" I then get your
personal address first and then the TMG-List address and replies seem to go
to both places.
I don't know if I have something set incorrectly in my program or if the
problem is with the list setting. I have never been able to reply only to
the list when I click on "Reply". I don't seem to have any way to eliminate
sending the reply to the individual as well as the list unless I manually
remove their address.
Please let me know if I should change some setting in my Outlook Express.
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