I'm on several Yahoo Groups lists. These lists are great for setting the reply-to header to the list, so when I reply, I only get the list, not the sender of the message. The problem is, if I want to reply off-list to the sender, I have to reply to the list and change the address (which I might not have in my address book), or compose a new message and paste in quoted text. The context menu for the "To" address should include a choice to reply directly to that address when the reply-to flag is set.
15 years ago
This is what the "Reply to Sender" button from bug 110136 should actually do.
See also bug 140333.
Is anything happenning on this bug? Granted that MS Outlook doesnt seem to have this feature, but lots of unix mail readers do and it is very useful as mentioned in bug 110136
According to RFC 822 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0822.txt see section 4.4.4) currently Mozilla does *the right thing*. However there are really mailing-list servers misusing the Reply-To headers. The Emacs mail client Gnus lets you mark a mail-folder with "broken-reply-to". So if you are replying within such a folder, Reply-To is just ignored. See http://www.gnus.org/manual/gnus_30.html#IDX259 I think it would be a neat feature to implement using the folder properties.
Quoted from rfc822 section 4.4.4 Sometimes, a recipient may actually wish to communicate with the person that initiated the message transfer. In such cases, it is reasonable to use the "Sender" address. Mozilla does not implement the above feature. "Reply to Sender only" sends it to the reply-to address and not to the "sender" address. All other unix mail readers like mutt, pine, elm have a the option of overriding the reply-to header. Makes replying to lists a lot more convenient than having to cut and paste the senders email address.
dupe of Bug 77304?
Yes, it is!