[chirp_users] how does one reply
n4aof.tom at gmail.com
Thu May 15 22:04:42 PDT 2014
HOW you reply to a mailing list message depends slightly on what kind of
email system you are using.
With the vast majority of email client software and most webmail systems,
all you need to do is click on the REPLY button. Most email systems will
automatically insert the correct mail list reply address, which is
chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com -- if your email system doesn't insert
the correct address, then most likely it will use the individual email
address of the person who sent the message you are replying to. You can
easily check to see what address your email system put on the reply message.
If it put chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com as the TO address, you are
fine. If it put some other address, you have a choice of how to fix the
1) You can delete the incorrect address then manually type or copy&paste the
correct address chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com into the TO address block
2) You could try using REPLY ALL instead of just REPLY. In this case the
email system _should_ insert both the mail list address _and_ the individual
address; then you just delete the individual address (If REPLY ALL doesn't
work, you are back with just Option 1)
The other thing that most email systems will do when you click REPLY (or
REPLY ALL) is to automatically quote the entire message you are replying to.
It is always polite to trim any unnecessary text from the quoted text in
your reply. This is especially important is you are subscribed to the mail
list in Digest mode -- NEVER quote an entire digest message in your reply!
If you are subscribed to receive individual messages, you should still
delete the extraneous header and footer lines that are automatically added
by the mail list and the email system; you should usually also delete any
lengthy portions of the original message that are not related to your reply.
For example, in this reply, I deleted header information such as the date of
your message and the repeated copy of the subject line, I deleted the footer
lines that tell the reader which mail list this message was posted to (the
mail list is going to add those footer lines back in, and there is no need
to have them twice); and I trimmed your introduction and signature, leaving
only the questions you asked, because this is what I was replying to. Your
original message was short enough that I didn't really need to trim those
three lines, but I did that as part of the example of trimming the original
text to just the significant part for a reply.
Whether or not you will see your own message back from the list depends
entirely on your email system -- the list is definitely going to send you a
copy of your own message -- the vast majority of email client software and
most webmail systems will include that message in your inbox. The one
significant exception to this behavior is GMAIL (which apparently is what
you are using). Gmail automatically filters out all messages which it sees
as being FROM your own gmail address; therefore it will normally not let you
see your own message coming back from the mail list.
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 20:54:58 +0200
From: Christian Schwarz <coffeeisallineed at gmail.com>
how does one reply to a email that was sent by the mailing-list? And does
one see one?s own replies once posted?
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