I suspect that it depends on the mail system the sender is using.
I use OE 4.71 (I know - but it works.) I have the
Tools|Accounts|Properties|email address set to my reply address, and looking
back at my previous posts then reply to author brings up a post addressed to
I have looked at a few posters and most seem to point to Britarch, those
which don't include Wally's message no 1, David Connolly's, Cerridwen
Connelly,s Chris Lilley's and Alison Taylor's messages which point back to
the actual author.
From: Wally <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 01 April 2002 13:47
Subject: Re: Messages going astray
>Second test message. Replying to the first test message should produce a
>reply to my email address; replying to this message should address the
>to the mailing list.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Connolly" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Does anyone else suffer from messages going to individuals rather thatn
>> list. .... I have had replies to the Carpets query ... but all are off
>> ... I then notied that if yo click reply the address is not BRITARCH
>> my own .... How - Why - and What do I do?
>It would appear that it depends on whether the internal 'Repy-To:' field
>been completed in the originator's email program. Outlook Express (v5.0
>here) has boxes for setting the 'E-mail address' and the 'Reply address'
>(Tools | Accounts, select account, Properties). The contents of 'Reply
>address' is used to populate the 'Reply-To:' field (and 'E-mail address'
>populates the 'From:' field). I normally leave the Reply address box
>in the previous test message, I filled it in and it would seem that hitting
>reply on that message results in the 'Reply address' entry being used.
>So, folks who would rather that list replies to their posts appear on the
>list can work around by leaving the 'Reply address' box blank. If you make
>sure your email address is still in the 'E-mail address' box, mail will
>still get to you okay.