[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
page:

    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.

Claude


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