Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:37:12 -0500
From: Grant Barrett
Subject: Reply Functions

> This "reply to" option is surely a protocol set up by the list server--I
> really can't see what control I have over it. My inquiry to the (human)
> ADS list operator re my last little [=20] suffix on each line problem
> was ignored, perhaps someone with more patience than I would like to
> nail this one.

No matter how an email program treats the reply-to header, perhaps one could
check to see that the message is headed in the proper direction by choosing the
proper button, menu or command that allows one to address any message, new or

Also, I am not the listserv master, but as far as I know, it is standard for a
listserv to default the reply-to address to the original sender of the message,
not the list itself. This prevents people from hitting the reply button and
sending what I suspect would be volumes of peer-to-peer mail to the entire

Finally, in regards to the [=20] at the end of your lines: this is a function of
MIME mail. In your email program or server, there is bound to be a function
that makes your messages "MIME-compliant." Turn it off. This is how I solved
the problem when I had it.

Grant Barrett