One personal mailing received by the list is far less of an annoyance than 10
or so responses to that letter (I guess including this one). Just delete the
personal letter and move on.
David Griffin wrote:
> Apologies for suggesting a method that (you're right) doesn't work on this
> list. Like most other JISCmail users I have multiple subscriptions and the
> vast majority insert both the JISC address and sender's address in the
> Lets hope functions such as these are incorporated into all lists as the
> recent glut of personal/off-topic mails will cause more subscribers to leave
> the system.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr Mary Masson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 14 March 2001 14:25
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Personal mail has no place on this mailing list.
> Sorry to prolong this discussion, but the remedy suggested below does
> not work for this list - that would send to the list and CC to the
> list. To reply to the sender, you have to fish out the address from
> the original message, and forward the old message or start a new one.
> (That was what I had to do when I responded to the original sender of
> this message, indicating my displeasure at his message, and
> suggesting that he learned to use the delete key.)
> It is possible to change the list settings so that replies do behave
> as described below (I'm owner of another jiscmail list, and mine IS
> set like that) - perhaps the listowner could fix it for everyone.
> Mary Masson
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2001 13:58:27 -0000 David Griffin
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > May I say one logical idea for this problem is for people to press the
> > 'reply all' option and then remove the JISCmail address. The response then
> > goes to the sender and not the whole list.
> > Obvious yes, but not obvious enough it seems.
> Dr Mary Masson
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