User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; @AB_CD@; rv:1.8a4) Gecko/20040922 Firefox/0.9.1+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; @AB_CD@; rv:1.8a4) Gecko/20040922 Firefox/0.9.1+ This is somewhat related to bug 45715 - working with mailing lists is somewhat cumbersome because there is no direct way (that always work) to post a followup message to the list - as opposed to replying to the sender. You might implement a function that would send to the list address based on the "List" headers, but why not make it even simpler (and more foolproof)? Suggestion: Add a button "Follow-up" that will act just like "Reply" or "Reply All", exept for using the To-address of the original message as default To-address of the new one, and possibly copy the Cc-field too, but *not* include orignal From/Sender in the new address list. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
xref bug 236833. I personally think that separate Reply and Reply All buttons is one button to many.
The purpose here is the same as bug 45715, right? If we add a Reply to List button in the UI, it should just work, the user shouldn't have to care about the implementation, so it doesn't make sense to have 2 different buttons, so I don't see why we'd have 2 different bugs. I.e. suggesting dupping.
I added this partly because bug 45715 doesn't seem to be going anywhere (it's been open for *years*) - much to my surprise. I would assume that more people than me were annoyed by the fact that they have to hit Reply All, then delete the address of the original poster, or alternatively send duplicates (well, that one is more annoying to the receiver, actually), all the time when working with mailing list messages. I have, however, been thinking that maybe the problem is that the approach discussed in bug 45715 is the wrong one. I mean, perhaps having a special case for mailing list messages is not the way to go. So what I suggest here, is to forget all about the List-headers etc., and just allow the user to send a message "in the same direction" as another, regardless of whether it was addressed to a mailing list or not.
OK, seems like just a different implementation idea. Dupping. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 45715 ***