[Users] I need help with my mail client [Was: running cron on UTC]

Ian Zimmerman itz at buug.org
Sat Mar 2 06:22:00 CET 2013

On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:25:55 -0500
Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

Steve> It's doubtful that the OCLUG's defaulting replies to "list"
Steve> (characterized by some as "munging") is the root cause here,
Steve> because probably 90% of the mailing lists I'm on default replies
Steve> to the list, and this symptom happens only with OCLUG's list.


Steve> Paul from the Claws list pointed out that OCLUG emails' List-Post
Steve> (oclug at mailman.oclug.org) and Reply-To (oclug at penguin.oclug.org)
Steve> don't match. So far, that's the only thing about OCLUG I've found
Steve> that's remotely different from everyone else. I have no idea
Steve> whether this mismatch was intended, or whether it came about
Steve> through an accident of history. I also don't know how hard it
Steve> would be to get them to match.

Paul nailed it, of course.  But note that this wouldn't have happened to
them had they not munged Reply-To: if they had not added it, it couldn't
conflict with the standard List-Post header.  Hopefully this embarassing
episode will make them reconsider munging, somewhat like the epiphany
experienced by the author of the page I quoted.

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