[chirp_users] how does one reply

N4AOF 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 
problem:
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
or
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.

-----Original Message----- 
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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