[sylpheed:33400] Re: Why doesn't reply to list work here?

Hiroyuki Yamamoto hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp
Thu Dec 10 11:23:57 JST 2009


On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 09:04:28 -0500
Celejar <celejar at gmail.com> wrote:

> I constantly use the "Reply to mailing list" feature, to, well, reply
> to mailing lists.  I do this all the time with the Debian user ML, and
> it works fine, but I repeatedly tried doing so with the attached
> message, and Sylpheed insists on replying to the sender.  I have no
> idea why - the message contains the standard X-Mailing-List: and
> List-Id: headers, which, AFAICT, are identical to the ones on all the
> other d-u messages. Can anyone explain what's going on here?

I've checked the message, and found the reason.

  To: DEBIAN-USER <DEBIAN-USER at lists.debian.org>
  List-Post: <mailto:debian-user at lists.debian.org>

When replying to list, Sylpheed also checks for To: header and whether
it matches to List-Post: address or not. If it doesn't match,
reply-to-mailing-list is disabled to prevent posting auto-reply
messages such as confirmation request.

In this case, reply-to-mailing-list is disabled because To: header is
capitalized. Maybe this check should be case insensitive.

Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp>

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