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

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

With 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.

David Goldfield,
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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.
This has nothing to do with Microsoft.  The way 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, either. and others use precisely the same mechanism.  Replies using reply or reply all generally default to list, not sender.

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