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Sent: 28 February 2017 21:23
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Subject: I hate the new mail system
OK, it's official. I rarely criticize mail interfaces, because they're
mostly innocuous. However, today's change makes
life a lot more
In the past, it was simple to direct a reply to an individual instead of
because the originator's address was right there
in the From: header. As
today, the list address is substituted for that, so
that it is impossible
respond privately unless you happen to have a bunch of
archived and the person to whom you want to respond is someone who has
"reply all" seems to put the original sender and the list in the
Is this a conscious choice, or a configurable with a
a new mail system than was previously in place?
However it came to be, it
greatly diminishes communications quality (IMAO).
I suspect its to do with SPF records where domains publish a list of servers
authorised to send mails "from" a certain domain in the DNS.
Leaving the sender in gets the list server black-listed and the mail will be
bounced by the many servers that check SPF records.
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