[BCAB] Responding to List Messages Using Thunderbird

David Taylor e.david.taylor at icloud.com
Mon Jul 31 22:53:59 BST 2017


I was going to say, this is the only list where I'm having the problem, 
and a lot of my lists are sighted ones, it's weird.



On 31/07/2017 12:57, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I suspect with the newe Thunderbird you need to use the reply to list feature which will judging by the documentation work in most cases.  If the message you are replying to has the author of something like "A Guy via BCAB", then that reply to list won't work and you can use the standard reply and it will go to the list.  In Freelists this is the same as the sender redacted issue, where the sender's ISP implements DMARC which doesn't work with mailing lists.
>
> Not sure if there is an option to switch off this behaviour of Thunderbird replying to the original sender even though the list specifies replies to go to the list, I think there is a concensus these days that most replies in high traffic lists go to the author and not to the list, but most blindness lists run differently.
>
> Andrew.
> ________________________________________
> From: Bcab [bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Kerry Fielding [littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
> Sent: 30 July 2017 21:16
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Responding to List Messages Using Thunderbird
>
> That's control R sorry.
>
>
> Kerry
>
>
> On 30/07/2017 21:14, Kerry Fielding wrote:
>> Sorry folks.  I sent the first two messages by pressing control shift
>> and R Hence why it looks like my email starts in the middle of a
>> sentence.  I suspect Andrew has those two messages.
>>
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> On 30/07/2017 17:52, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
>>> So how did you send this reply off, as it went to the list?
>>>
>>> Andrew.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
>>> Taylor
>>> Sent: 30 July 2017 16:40
>>> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Responding to List Messages Using Thunderbird
>>>
>>> Reply to list seems to send it to the list though, so this isn't the
>>> answer, and I'll be blowed if I can find a way to find and then
>>> actually install an addon!
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Dave
>>>
>>> On 30/07/2017 12:07, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I really want to try and get this sorted out, but at the moment the
>>>> option is set to send list replies to the list in the software, and
>>>> I can see in the headers the Reply-To header is set to go to the list.
>>>>
>>>> I think this is a Thunderbird issue, where the default reply
>>>> keystroke on Thunderbird is sending the message off list. Apparently
>>>> there is a reply list button that can be used to send messages to
>>>> the list.  There is an addon here which may overrite this behaviour:
>>>>
>>>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/addon/disable-reply-list/
>>>>
>>>> Andrew.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
>>>> Taylor
>>>> Sent: 30 July 2017 02:07
>>>> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
>>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Responding to List Messages Using Thunderbird
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I think this is a list specific setting, and apparently I've been
>>>> responding individually when I thought I was responding to list for
>>>> ages. It's a really annoying option if you ask me, a discussion list
>>>> should be that, not a reply to an individual list. I'll have to get
>>>> in the habbit of replying to all to be sure, and I'm sorry to people
>>>> who got individual messages from me when I thought I was replying to
>>>> list.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 26/07/2017 16:52, Kerry Fielding wrote:
>>>>> HI folks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Maybe I'm paranoid but after sorting out my problems sending emails
>>>>> to lists from Thunderbird I'm still not convinced all of my emails
>>>>> are getting through.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I've added all of the different list addresses as contacts in my
>>>>> address book but my question is what I do when replying to a message
>>>>> from the list.  I have tried CTRL+shift+l to respond to a list and
>>>>> sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't.  I've also used CTRL+R
>>>>> but have a feeling that when I do this the response only goes to the
>>>>> person to whom I'm replying.  I had this clarified by John yesterday
>>>>> when we were discussing the Sky App as it seems I responded directly
>>>>> to him when pressing CTRL+R.  On a positive note though I do like
>>>>> Thunderbird.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Kerry
>>>>>
>>>>>
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