It's Official: NOAD Demeans Self for PR Gold (UNCLASSIFIED)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 17 01:59:37 UTC 2010

At 8:12 PM -0500 11/16/10, victor steinbok wrote:
>I usually solve the problem by clicking "Reply [To] All", then
>deleting ADS-L from the list. It should work in most email clients,
>although I cannot vouch for all versions of Eudora from the past 5
>years as I have not used them.

For my relatively elderly (6.2) version of Eudora, Joel's cut and
paste method is the only one that works for the purpose indicated;
either a Reply-All or a simple Reply goes just to ADS unless the
original message is differently structured.  But I wouldn't want us
to change that, since I almost invariably intend to post my responses
to the list.


>On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
>>  At 11/16/2010 10:36 AM, Ronald Butters wrote:
>>>My first impulse, though, was to respond only to Bill--and I noticed
>>>that it is not easy to reply to the author of a posting without
>>>replying to the whole list. Is there some way that ADS-L could
>>>change the default for "REPLY" to be the  original author rather
>>>than the list as a whole (or is this just a problem with my e-mail)?
>>  It is a problem with you, not your e-mail.  Cut and paste the From
>>  header into the To header of your response.
>>  (Changing the list reply to the original author is not a good
>>  choice.  With many email applications that will reply ONLY to the
>>  individual sender.)
>>  Joel
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