Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:18:29 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: "Reply to list or sender" query

At 12:13 PM 11/17/97 +0900, you wrote:

P.S. A technical question: Anyone know why the "reply" button on my

computer works differently for postings from Alan Baragona than from

other people? If I push "reply", the email goes to him rather than the

list. For most other posters, the "reply" button starts an email back

to the list. I mention this because if this is true for other posters, I

(and other people) may have been inadvertantly sending things just to

individuals that we thought we were posting to the list.

On lists where default-reply is to the list (as is the case on ADS-L), some

addresses and posts will lead to a reply to sender only for some (to me)

unfathomable reason -- you just have to check the address-line before

pressing send, and change as needed. Guess what? -- your note just now was

almost a reply direct to you, but I checked the address-line before pressing

send. This is general good policy in any case, since otherwise one finds

oneself (to cite the opposite problem from the one you mention) posting

private notes to lists just often enough to be really embarrassing.

Gregory {Greg} Downing, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]