Subject: Re: Reply to One Or All?|
Date: February 15, 2000
Most lists are set up by the listmanager for the replies to be "to the
list". The purpose of these lists is to provide information to all the
listmembers, queries and replies. In most cases, if you do not enter
another address, the reply automatically goes to the list.
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: Reply to One Or All?
>I used Outlook Express "Reply to All" for this reply. Note that it goes
>to the list and also to you. I tested "Reply to sender" and the reply was
>only addressed to you. And, yes, on some occasions the "Reply to sender"
>will be routed back to the list address only, but not to any coding on your
>part. This is dependent on how the list owner or a person where the list
>postings are actually sent from. The option is their's.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Joe Jones"
>Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 8:16 PM
>Subject: Reply to One Or All?
>: Hello to All,
>: I have just noticed something that needs to be mentioned concerning
>replies to postings. In Outlook Express, and possibly other e-mail
>programs, you have the choice of clicking on "Reply" or "Reply To All".
>DON'T BELIEVE IT! Most of the time, clicking on "Reply" will send it to
>"ALL" anyway. This is true whether you subscribe to the List or to the
>Digest. I'm sure someone can explain what causes this to happen, but that
>is not my point. The point is that the previous suggestions for sending
>certain replies only to the intended receipient and not to the whole list
>one of the best ways to reduce clutter, but you must be careful that that
>what happens when you think that's what you are doing. Just be sure that
>the correct address appears in the "To:" window - don't depend on what you
>thought you did. You may have to pick up the individual's address from the
>body of the message that you're responding to. Just remember, the address
>that appears in the "To:" window is!
>: where it is going to go.
>: Thanks for reading. You might want to run your own test if you have any
>doubts, but don't hit "Send" unless you want it to go.
>: Joe Jones, Chairman
>: OGSGS Computer Users Committee