Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136429
Reply-To: header field messes up reply-to-all command
Last modified: 2008-05-09 13:34:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
If a message has the Reply-To: header field set, and I reply to it
using the R command (with Replyall set) or the r command (without
Replyall set), then my reply is addressed only to the address in the
Reply-To header field, and not other recipients or addresses listed
in the Cc: field.
This is contrary to what mailx does under Solaris 8, and what mutt does
(and probably other mail programs).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a file "foo" with a message in it, including Reply-To:
header field, multiple addresses listed under To:, and a Cc: header line.
2. type mail -f foo
3. type set Replyall
4. type R
5. Notice that the message is only going to one person, not the Cc:
recipients or the others listed under To:
Actual Results: The recipients other than you, and the Cc: list are
not included among
the recipients of the reply message
Expected Results: The other "To:" recipients in the original message
should be listed under "To:" for the reply message, and the Cc: list
should be carried over.
It is hard to say if this is a bug because RFC 822
> If the "Reply-To" field exists, then the reply should
> go to the addresses indicated in that field and not to
> the address(es) indicated in the "From" field.
But if mailx under Solaris 8 does then there should be different
version of mailx and this feature was added/removed from mailx.
In other words (in my interpretation) the RFC says that the "Reply-To"
field causes the address(es) in the "From" field of the original message
to be replaced by the addresses in the "Reply-To" field, and if the MUA
was going to send the reply to other addresses (e.g., in the "To" field
or the "Cc" field), then it should still send it to those addresses.
Yes, mailx in Solaris is very different. It has lots of new features.
Commands r and R was changed
if you fill Reply-To header
r - adresse the message to adresses in the header fields From:, To:
and Reply-To:, the Cc: header field is copied.
R - adresse the message to adresses in the Reply-To header field.
Solved with -40.