Please change Mailman back to NOT force the rewrite for Reply-to

Lynda shrdlu at
Sat Oct 15 23:15:49 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 3:23 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Lynda"<shrdlu at>
>> I see that someone has instructed Mailman to munge the reply-to.
>> Please don't do that. I was about to make a *private* reply to someone, and
>> realized that the setting had changed, and that I was trapped into
>> replying to the list.
> It's you, Lynda.  Really.  :-)

Well, *now* I know it's not mailman, but it's not me, either. Not 
exactly. What I noticed was that *some* of the email to Nanog, today, 
had this set, but not all. I was very confused (it's not the first time 
I've been confused, of course).

> Your message, frex, did not have reply-to munged; I had to do it by hand
> (since Zimbra 6 is still too stupid; I've had that bug open for over 2 years
> now; maybe 7 fixes it).  One reply to you did, but the rest did not.

Yeah, Mr Peach set an evil trap for me. I'd been about to send him a 
private email (on something of absolutely no importance), and when I 
realized it went back to Nanog, was puzzled enough to check to see 
whether it had been changed. Cleverly, I tested replies to a couple of 
other emails, and as luck would have it, one was my own (and tbird has a 
stupid habit of knowing that if it's a mailing list, I surely meant to 
send it to the list), and the other two were both to Mr Peach.

Sorry for noise.

Back to making sure Geoff H believes us, and keeps right on sending the 

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