[linux-elitists] [Meta] Is it now possible to CC other addresses on email to linux-elitists?

Claude Rubinson rubinson at u.arizona.edu
Thu Mar 19 06:02:42 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 01:53:39PM -0400, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> The 'lists' and 'subscribe' configuration directives are used by mutt
> for it to generate appropriate Mail-Followup-To headers on *outgoing*
> messages to mailing lists. The idea is that you can use these to tell
> mutt whether or not you prefer to get individual responses to your
> mailing list posts. If you tell it 'lists', it will generate
> Mail-Followup-To: $list, $you, with 'subscribe', it will generate
> Mail-Followup-To: $list, and if the recipient address is not in
> 'subscribe' or 'lists', then mutt has no way of knowing (for a new,
> non-reply message) that this is a mailing list post, and will not
> automatically insert a Mail-Followup-To.

The other use of 'list' and 'subscribe' is to permit use of
'ignore_list_reply_to' which addresses mailing lists munging the
Reply-To header.  Description of ignore_list_reply_to from the man

    Affects the behaviour of the reply function when replying to
    messages from mailing lists (as defined by the "subscribe" or
    "lists" commands).  When set, if the "Reply-To:" field is set to
    the same value as the "To:" field, Mutt assumes that the
    "Reply-To:" field was set by the mailing list to automate
    responses to the list, and will ignore this field.  To direct a
    response to the mailing list when this option is set, use the
    list-reply function; group-reply will reply to both the sender and
    the list.


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