Re: Oddity with TechTalk message format - Reported to Group Owner


Hi Gene,

Carlos most likely set this list up to be in plain text most likely
due to considerations about blind people reading the messages with
screen readers. He also apparently set it up so that all replies go to
the list and most likely checked thecheckmark which removes other
reply options which is the likely reason for the reply to sender
option not appearing.

I hope that helps.

Stay well,


On 8/27/20, Gene <> wrote:
I'm not sure what the problem is. I checcked a message from the NVDA list
and I found the same thing. there is no reply to member link. To me, going

through messages with a screen-reader, it appears to me as though they are
HTML messages and I'm curious how you know they are text. Is it the lack of

formatting or images?

I'll probably write to support about this but, since I've seen this on two
lists, I suspect it is a general problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:19 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Oddity with TechTalk message format - Reported to Group


I don't generally subscribe initially using the individual message option
because I use the web interface, but for each group I do generally turn this

on so that I receive at least a few messages to see exactly what they look

The messages I've received from TechTalk are in plain text format, which is

not the default for, and are also missing a number of the standard

footer links that should be there whether the format is plain text or HTML,

the most important of which given recent conversations is the "Reply to
Sender" link, which is entirely absent.

I've never seen this happen before, and I'll check to see if it is happening

on other groups by turning on individual message delivery for them for a
short while.

So you're not insane if you're not seeing the Reply to Sender link, because

it's not there, and I'm not insane thinking that it should be there, because

in every other case I've ever dealt with, it is.

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