[OT] Mail and List Reply (was: Re: [Proj] A problem with this list)

Karl Swartz karl at kls2.com
Thu Dec 23 03:57:47 EST 2004

> For a full discussion, see http://marc.merlins.org/netrants/listreplyto.html

Chip's argument against Reply-To: munging is excellent, but one more
bit is worth mentioning -- I believe there is at least one instance
of someone being fired as a direct result of such munging.  I don't
remember the details but someone saw a message by a colleague and hit
reply to update him on some company-internal developments.  He didn't
notice that the normal reply facility had been hijacked by the list
administrator and consequently broadcast sensitive information to
various competitors, a breach which had severe consequences.

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