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  1. #1

    Default how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    Hi all,

    I'm pretty stupid and i can't figure out how to reply to this topic:
    Re: [opensuse-project] Re: openFATE feature 306967, KDE default

    I have subscribed to the opensuse-project mailing list, but i can't figure out how to reply to a particular message, and the help page is useless:
    Mailinglists - openSUSE
    This article is about how to subscribe, unsubscribe, read archives, ask for help and assistance, post to the list etc.
    it does nothing of the sort.

  2. #2
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    you fail to mention what email client you are using, so it is harder
    to be specific, but your answer _is_ among the points made by the
    reference you dismiss, and/or embedded links, here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Mailing_Lists...ot_the_list.3F
    http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html

    which i believe would lead you to clicking on the "Reply to sender and
    all recipients" (or similarly named) button in whatever client you
    choose to use..

    using Thunderbird and reading this newsgroup via NNTP, i see under the
    main menu item "Messages" these options:

    Reply
    Reply to Sender Only
    Reply to All
    Reply to Newsgroup

    i'm not currently subscribed to any mail-lists, but maybe if i were
    i'd see one more option:

    Reply to Mail-list

    check it out..

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    goldie
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    responsible for consequences resulting from its use.

  3. #3

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    i use thunderbird.

    i see, so you can only reply to posts that arrive in your inbox after you subscribe to the list?

    possibly a good idea if it puts a stop to flame wars from incensed visitors.

    thank you

  4. #4

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    Does a message have to be moderated before it gets posted?

    I replied to one of the mailing list messages that arrived in my inbox, and haven't yet had a failed message reply so i presume all is well, yet my message has not been posted yet nearly thirty minutes later.

    Is this just because messages get moderated before release?

  5. #5

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post

    which i believe would lead you to clicking on the "Reply to sender and
    all recipients" (or similarly named) button in whatever client you
    choose to use..

    using Thunderbird and reading this newsgroup via NNTP, i see under the
    main menu item "Messages" these options:

    Reply
    Reply to Sender Only
    Reply to All
    Reply to Newsgroup

    i'm not currently subscribed to any mail-lists, but maybe if i were
    i'd see one more option:

    Reply to Mail-list

    check it out..

    --
    goldie
    CAVEAT: The author of this posting does not warrant the accuracy,
    completeness, legality, or usefulness of its content and is not
    responsible for consequences resulting from its use.
    i don't see reply to newsgroup or reply to mail list......

  6. #6

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    "reply to all" would seem to be the answer.

    cheers

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    > i see, so you can only reply to posts that arrive in your inbox after
    > you subscribe to the list?


    yes, only subscribers may post to other subscribers via the
    list...that is pretty much standard with list servers..

    --
    goldie

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    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:36:02 +0000, Dimble ThriceFoon wrote:

    > Does a message have to be moderated before it gets posted?


    Only if the list is a moderated list. opensuse-projects isn't a
    moderated list, it is however open only to members of the list (ie, you
    can post to it without being a member).

    Jim

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    Default Re: how do you reply to a mailing list message?

    On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:56:03 +0000, Dimble ThriceFoon wrote:

    > "reply to all" would seem to be the answer.


    It is. If you wanted to reply to earlier messages in the discussion, the
    list is carried on news.gmane.org - you have to subscribe to the list
    first, but then you can reply through gmane to those earlier messages.

    Jim

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