Lack of a "Reply To:" entry in mailing list's e-mails

Bug #209376 reported by qoiwejqioejqio
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Bug Description

The e-mails sent from launchpad's mailing list don't have the "Reply To:" information, this way the e-mail programs identify the information inside "From:" as the address to be replied, and _not_ the address of the mailing list.

Example:
Adam sends an e-mail to the pyroom-dev mailing list.
I received that mail, and i want to reply to it, i click on the reply on Evolution, but the window that just opened have Adam's address in the "To:" form (<email address hidden>) instead of <email address hidden>, i don't see that and send my message normally, but only Adam receives my message.

This is _essential_ for the mailing list to work properly.

Revision history for this message
James Henstridge (jamesh) wrote :

The following document outlines the reasons why reply-to munging is a problem:
    http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html

With the existing setup, you've got the option of replying to just the sender ('r' in gmail, ctrl+r in thunderbird), or replying to everyone ('a' in gmail, ctrl+shift+r in thunderbird). If the mailing list software adds a reply-to header, then you can't easily reply privately to the sender (often requiring manual copy/paste of the address).

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Invalid
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