[b-greek] "Reply To" function in list-mail

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 11:39:47 EST


For better or for worse, I've switched the automatic "reply-to" function
back to what the B-Greek FAQ says it's supposed to be: any reply to B-Greek
mail will automatically go to the list. Therefore, IF you want your
response to be a private off-list communication to the sender to whose
message you're responding, you'll need to be careful to alter the "To"
header in your response before dispatching the message. The peril here is
that private communications may get bared in front of the list.

Here's what the FAQ says (and now it's correct again):

"The software used by the B-Greek list automatically formats replies to go
to the list. If you wish to respond directly and off-list to the sender of
a message, be careful to copy that person's e-address into the TO: line in
your reply message header. Please be careful in this regard; neglect of it
may result in an embarrassing distribution of what you meant to be a
private message to the whole list."

Carl W. Conrad
Co-Chair, B-Greek List
Department of Classics, Washington University
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu OR cwconrad@ioa.com
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

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