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Bug: email app can't reply to mailing list messages properly [answered]

asked 2013-12-25 13:38:11 +0200

Venemo gravatar image

updated 2013-12-31 13:59:36 +0200

gabriel gravatar image

When you receive an email from a mailing list and use reply, the "To" field is set to the sender of the original email, not the mailing list address.

So far I've tried this with the mer-general list and a google groups list.

There's also this other bug:
And the combination of the two means that when you receive a message from a contact on a mailing list, there is absolutely no way to make the reply email go to the mailing list.

This issue is still present as of

EDIT: Just to make this 100% clear, and quoting the Sailfish mailing list as an example, you have 2 cases:
1. If you attempt to respond to an email that was sent _only_ to the mailing list, then you can't respond to it as a) the email client will want to respond to the sender and b) you can't edit the To field if you have the contact in your People application.
2. If you receive an email from a mailing list to multiple contacts, including the mailing list, you can reply to all, but this isn't the case with all mailing lists out there, as sometimes headers are fixed for you. That is, you can reply to all, but the mailing list agent will sort out the headers so that the mailing list is in the reply-to only.

Conclusion: this bug is pretty annoying...

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by VDVsx
close date 2014-02-03 09:31:20.252473



Reply all will send both to the mailing list and the send. Reply to lists sounds like a feature to me, unless are missing something here.

VDVsx ( 2013-12-25 17:57:47 +0200 )edit

@VDVsx There is no reply all item in the menu + the email client should properly respect Reply-To headers of the email because it is used not only on mailing lists but many customer service sites and other places.

Venemo ( 2013-12-25 18:01:56 +0200 )edit

@VDVsx This other bug is the same but with fewer details: https://together.jolla.com/question/591/email-honour-reply-to-header/

Venemo ( 2013-12-25 22:04:40 +0200 )edit

@Venemo@VDVsx actually there is reply all in some mails but not all so there is a bug:

ReplyAll seems only possible if CC: is in the header.

mike7b4 ( 2014-01-03 14:30:53 +0200 )edit

@mike7b4 The Reply all option is only there if the original message contains more than one recipients - which is not the case for most mailing list messages. NOTE: even if Reply all does appear, it does NOT include the address of the mailing list into the reply.

Venemo ( 2014-01-03 22:03:02 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-01 11:20:21 +0200

VDVsx gravatar image

Fixed in, Naamankajärvi.

Please comment here if you still see some problems.

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Haven't tested it much, but it seems to be working correctly. Thanks for fixing it! :)

Venemo ( 2014-02-02 13:39:02 +0200 )edit

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