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From: Walt <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Reply-To usage
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:51:58 -0500
>On or about 17:06 01/13/04 a carrier pigeon from Lee Hoffman delivered:
>>Thus you must use the Reply All button to ensure that the reply goes to
>>the list. The Reply-All will also enter the original sender's address in
>>the To address of your reply (although you can delete it if desired --
>>otherwise the person will receive two copies of the message).
At 11:39 AM 14/01/2004, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> In most clients, a "reply all" can also do something else... It
> can insert the original author's name in the quote attribution line (see
> first line above). Since a regular "reply" is presumed to be going only
> to the original author, attributions normally read "... from you...";
> which can be confusing when going to a list as other readers may not know
> who the "you" was.
I always use "reply all" so that the sender's name is inserted in the
message, I and never have the problem of a reply going only to the sender.
I do, on occasion, miss the fact that a second copy is going to the sender
but I usually delete the sender's address from the "To" line.