RE: List software upgraded

From: Derek C Breit via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:58:21 -0700
This is not how it works for me..

Now if "Reply", it goes to the sender, such as to Ted.. 

If I "Reply All", it acts the same way.. It forces me to add the SeeSat address.. Previously, a Reply All would send a response to
the Sender and the List..

This will certainly affect conversations.. Of course, if you're not smarter than the machine, maybe you should not be on it.. ("You"
being generic, of course..)

Derek ( on Win 7 64 Bit w/ Outlook )

PS.. HMMM.. Wonder if this is still the SeeSat address, or do I need to change that.. We shall see..

-----Original Message-----
From: Seesat-l [] On Behalf Of via Seesat-l
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: List software upgraded

On 4/9/2014 2:31 PM, Ted Molczan via Seesat-l wrote:
> Frank Reed wrote:
>> At minimum SeeSat-L members should be made aware
>> that a simple reply may no longer be a reply to the group (in most email software
> To my knowledge, hitting reply has always resulted in a reply to the sender,
> not the list. I base that on a quick inspection of SeeSat-L messages I have
> in my personal mail database dating back to September 1995.

FWIW: i use thunderbird for all of my email activity and i have all lists/groups 
that i participate in sent to me as emails... in thunderbird, the main button of 
choice when making replies is [REPLY LIST] which, previous to and now after the 
change, sends posts to the list address... there is also a [REPLY] button which 
addresses the reply to the sender and an additional [REPLY ALL] option which 
will address the reply to both the list and the sender as well as any others who 
were addressed...

the main things i see now are the addition of the reply-to address and the 
change in the sender's name to include "via list-name"... over all, though, the 
functionality of my options for replying are no different than they were before...

on some lists, i specifically have to hunt down the original poster's address to 
address a private reply to them while on others, i have to hunt down the list's 
address to post a public reply to a post... both of those formats are irritating 
to say the least...

as for filtering, i don't see a problem as the poster's name is still in the 
from field... it just also includes "via seasat-l"... some few have come in with 
no name and only "via seesat-l" which might be because their post doesn't have a 
name listed with the email address

   eg: waldo kitty <>

the first would show as "waldo kitty via seesat-l"
the second would show as "via seesat-l"

that's my/the working theory based on my interactions with various lists over 
the last decade or two...

> I can think of pros and cons to either approach, but since we have lived with
> the present arrangement for a couple of decades, with nary a mention until
> now, I suspect it's not something we need to deal with, but I am open to
> further arguments.

personally speaking, i don't have a problem with it...

sadly, though, the change/upgrade has not resulted in me receiving my posts back 
from the list as my settings are configured for... but, with this change, i will 
go check them again to be sure... i still have no explanation as to why it 
suddenly changed... one day it was working and the next time i posted, it wasn't...

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