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responding to postings

One more thought...

your email software (whether it's outlook express, Eudora, part of a
browser) is very likely to have the option to switch the default between
"reply to all" and "reply to author." Also, most email sw will have 
options under one of the menus ("compose" is the most comoon it seems to

-Max Hall
-maxo iname com
-Plywood Guy, Scooters, and what-all: http://www.maxmatic.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Olum <kdo cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
To: elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Helping the batteries perfom in the cold.

>   From: Larry Elie <lelie ford com>
>   Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 12:34:28 -0500
>   PS: I wish the person in charge of this mailing list would program it 
> so
>   that the reply-to field in each message contained the posting address
>   the list.  If I forget and just click "reply," the reply goes only to
>   posting contributor, rather than to the entire list.
>That's me, but I'm afraid I'm against this change.  The way things
>work now, if you make a mistake the message goes only to the original
>poster, and not to the list.  This can be fixed by sending the message
>again. But if we put a reply-to line, then all replies will go to
>everyone, and if this is not what you wanted, it cannot be fixed
>because the message has already gone out.  Furthermore, for those of
>us with mailers which allow either "reply to sender" or "reply to
>all", the reply-to line makes both these options give "reply to all",
>defeating the functionality of the mailer and causing confusion.
>When you send a message to the list, you should get a copy of it
>yourself.  If you don't, you should see if you sent the message to the
>address you intended.  If you did, but still didn't get an echo, you
>should contact me.
> Ken