Mailing list setting change proposal for "Reply to all"

Laszlo Papp lpapp at
Thu Dec 27 06:47:20 UTC 2012

I think that would be a different use case, and hence feature.

As for a 'Reply to all', it would not matter whether or not the person
is on the list. Think of the situation when someone filters the lists
into separate folders, meanwhile a CC to a subscriber would end up in
the inbox for instance.

Either feature would be an improvement to the current scenario.

Sorry for the late reply.


On 12/16/12, Kevin Krammer <krammer at> wrote:
> On Saturday, 2012-12-15, Laszlo Papp wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Kevin Krammer <krammer at> wrote:
>> > On Thursday, 2012-12-13, Laszlo Papp wrote:
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > I would like to propose to change the default behavior of the "Reply
>> > > to
>> > > all" operation on this mailing list. It turned out an issue several
>> > > times in the (near) past. It seems people tend to send an email
>> > > without subscription from time to time.
>> > >
>> > > I assume it would not hurt either if "Reply to all" behaved the way
>> > > your intended target is included regardless whether or not that
>> > > person
>> > > is subscribed.
>> >
>> > That is how reply to all works, isn't it? It includes the mailinglist
>> > and
>> > the
>> > sender of the mail you are replying to (and potentially anyone in CC).
>> >
>> > Since development at came up as an example that behaves
>> > differently, it does not as far as I can tell.
>> It does behave differently, at least for a few of us, but not in the
>> sense
>> you seem to have understood. You can have a "Reply to all" option if
>> someone sends an email to this list without involving any other address.
>> Me
>> and a few other people do not have that option for this list
>> unfortunately.
> So this is not about Reply to all in the client but a client using reply to
> list and the list then checking if the sender of the original mail is
> subscribed and if not CCing them when sending out the mail to subscribers?
> Like
> User A sends message A1 to list
> User B replies to A1 to the list
> list checking if A is a subscriber
> 	- if A is a subscriber list sends email as-is
> 	- if A is not a subscriber, list sends email as-is and CC to A
> Right?
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
> KDE user support, developer mentoring

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