ADMIN: Change in the "reply" function of INDOLOGY

Steven Lindquist slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU
Tue May 11 15:57:09 UTC 2010

An alternative might be to have all list emails come automatically tagged with "INDOLOGY" at the start of the subject line.  At least then there is an immediate visual cue that it is not a personal message (something similar has worked well, but not flawlessly, on certain others lists I use).

Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies 
Southern Methodist University

On May 11, 2010, at 10:43 AM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:

> I've just switched the list's default behaviour to "Reply to Sender" rather
> than "Reply to List".  Let's see how we like it.
> In the 20-year history of this INDOLOGY list, this topic has of course come
> up before.  In the past, the consensus has been that "reply to list" is a
> greater convenience, and "reply to sender" is not what most people want for
> most postings.
> Anyhow, let's see.  Times change.
> Best,
> Dominik Wujastyk
> INDOLOGY duty committee member
> On 11 May 2010 16:21, Steven Lindquist <slindqui at> wrote:
>> I strongly urge the moderators to find a way to change the format of list
>> emails: they appear in inboxes as sent by individuals, but then they "reply
>> to" the group.  This is clearly the reason for such errors (at least, it was
>> in the case in my own misposting in the not too distant past).  I have
>> myself set up email rules to shuffle list emails into a special folder to
>> try to avoid this problem, but this should be unnecessary (I have no such
>> issues with any other list).

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