Re: Question: How to Reply To the Original Sender Of a Groups.io Message Using Outlook 365


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

With Freelists.org lists Thunderbird used to send replies to the sender only when you used ctrl-R. If you wanted your reply to be sent to the list TB had a separate reply to list command, which I believe was shift-ctrl-L, if memory serves. For all I know the V78 branch may still behave like this. I can definitely see advantages to this but I personally found it maddening. However, if you go into TB's configuration there is a way to alter this behavior so that pressing ctrl-R sends your reply to the list and not to the sender only. This is what I did as I could never remember to press shift-ctrl-L to reply to a list.



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On 8/27/2020 2:59 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 02:43 PM, Norman wrote:
I declare if we all used tb the world would be a better place. Seems to me that there would have to be a reply to sender option somewhere in outlook/win mail, but i guess i could be wrong about the ability for ms programers to think clearly anymore.
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This has nothing to do with Microsoft.  The way groups.io sends out messages, by design, is such that the reply-to address is for the group.  You would never want the sender's address to be the default on a mailing list, or traffic would end up being diverted off-list almost constantly.  If you show the entire original message you can find the original sender's address, but it's not in Reply-To.

This isn't limited to groups.io groups, either.  Freelists.org and others use precisely the same mechanism.  Replies using reply or reply all generally default to list, not sender.
 
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