Re: [notmuch] Mailing list Reply-To munging and notmuch reply

Subject: Re: [notmuch] Mailing list Reply-To munging and notmuch reply

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 09:55:43 -0800

To: Jed Brown,


From: Carl Worth

On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:05:06 +0100, Jed Brown <> wrote:
> First, I'm aware that such munging is A Bad Thing


>   From: Some User <>
>   To: Sample users list <>
>   Reply-To: Sample users list <>
> Notmuch reply produces
>   To: Sample users list <>,
>       Sample users list <>
> Handling this is a bit messy, I think we want the current behavior
> unless To matches Reply-To, in which case we use From and Reply-To.  If
> this is indeed the least bad behavior, I will make a patch for it.

Oh, I really like that. The condition there avoids breaking legitimate
uses of Reply-To, (such as the cairo lists I run, where cairo-commit@
has no user-generated From:---just a single automated address, but has
Reply-To: set to the cairo@ list instead so that replies to committed
patches go to the right place).

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