Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Aug 19, 2008, at 5:44 AM, Jerry Amundson wrote: > OK, that's your opinion. Out-dated, and sort of cute, but nonetheless > your opinion. It's not out-dated at all. What's out-dated is the idea that mailing lists should have Reply-To headers. You'd find that if the list did have a Reply-To header, you'd see far more outcries to remove it. > For the author to state, 'saying "All responses should go directly to > the list anyway." is arrogant', is complete rubbish. In 99% of cases, > replies *do* go to the list, so why penalize the rest of us? If you use a proper mail client then all the list messages contain the headers necessary for you to easily decide whether you'd like to reply to list or sender. There's no forcing. What is forceful is Reply-To, which overrides anything else. I don't use gmail, but I'd be surprised if they didn't have proper implementation of this functionality. Other less-advanced webmail products (i.e. squirrelmail with appropriate plugin) do this just fine. Then again Google likes to do a lot of things their own custom ways ("gee, wouldn't it be cute if we called folders 'labels' just to confuse the hell out of people so much that they rely on search?") so who knows. Google supports IMAP. I suggest using it along with a real mail client for an all-around better mail reading experience without sluggish page load delays, weird functionality implementations, etc. Cheers, -- Casey Allen Shobe Database Architect, The Berkeley Electronic Press cshobe at bepress.com (email/jabber/aim/msn) http://www.bepress.com | +1 (510) 665-1200 x163