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


Carolyn Arnold
 

I followed David's instructions, and they did lead me to his address. It started a new email, so I had to include a subject. I feel like I have been freed from tyranny by Brian and David, because now, in the rare event I want to take something off list, I have the freedom to do so.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question: How to Reply To the Original Sender Of a Groups.io Message Using Outlook 365

It would be interesting to see if others, still using 68.x have the same behavior as I do

I found something interesting in Thunderbird. One way to send a message to the sender is the following:
Open the message.
Tab once.
Start shift tabbing. After a number of shift tabs, you will get to the name and address of the sender.
Open the context menu. One of the items is copy name and address to the clipboard.
Press enter. Now, start a new message and paste the name and address into the clipboard. That method is faster than the one I discussed before. It isn't that efficient, but it isn't bad.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question: How to Reply To the Original Sender Of a
Groups.io Message Using Outlook 365

I'm using TB 78.2. As another user reported the option to reply to
sender is placing the list address in the to: field.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
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WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/27/2020 3:18 PM, Gene wrote:
When I tested reply to sender earlier today with Thunderbird, it inserted
the sender's address. I don't know why you got a different result. While
I doubt this is the case, if you are using a more current version than I
am, the function of the setting may have changed. I have 68.x on my
machine. Its unlikely this feature would have been changed but you never
know.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Norman
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question: How to Reply To the Original Sender Of a
Groups.io Message Using Outlook 365



Well, I guess i was wrong on that again, i'll shut up and go hide in my
little whole again. :smile:

TB does indeed have the reply to sender option but it inserts the list
address. For some reason i thought earlier that it worked as i said it
did. It should be possible to make it do so by using the correct email
headers but that's a groups.io issue and not ms.

Just for the record, i still think ms should quit making email clients.




Thanks.







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 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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