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(fwd) reply addresses and offlist responses

updated mon 3 apr 00


Chris Schafale on sun 2 apr 00

A case in point about misdirected messages -- I wrote this
message, intending to send it to the list, but mindlessly sent it off
directly to Vince instead.

------- Forwarded message follows -------
From: Chris Schafale
To: vince pitelka
Subject: Reply addresses and offlist responses
Date sent: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 19:20:29 -0500


I don't use Outlook Express, so this may not be worth the
electrons it is written on, but in Pegasus, in the "Options" menu,
there is an option called "Default reply address". If I put my email
address in that box, then my address is the automatic reply
address on my posts to clayart. There is undoubtedly something
analogous in Outlook. Just leave it blank if you want replies to go
to clayart instead of to you personally.

And while I'm at it, here's a plea for replies on-list. Recently, there
does seem to be a trend for folks to reply off-list. I deeply
appreciate ALL the replies I get to my posts, whether off or on list,
but I often wonder about those questions posted by others, that
never seem to get answered on-list. Frequently, I would have liked
to know the answers too, but I assume they were sent directly to
the questioner. At least, if you get lots of posts off-list to a
question that you asked, could you send one summary post to the
list, so the answers make it into the archives? Thanks.


Date sent: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 14:26:04 EST
Send reply to: vince pitelka
From: vince pitelka
Subject: Re: No censorship

> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> I have been involved in this list for almost five years, and censorship has
> never occurred except in the case of obscene or overly abusive posts, plus
> of course the load of spam which the moderators must filter out every day.
> I just recently changed over from Eudora to Outlook Express, and now when I
> send messages to Clayart, my own email address rather than Clayart is
> specified as the return address, so when people reply to my messages, unless
> they change the address to "Clayart" it just comes back to me. I think this
> happens a lot, without people even realizing. All they know is that their
> message did not appear on Clayart, and they might assume that their message
> was censored for some reason, when that is never the case.
> If anyone knows how to change this feature on Outlook Express I would
> appreciate it if you would let me know. Maybe post it on Clayart for others
> who have the same problem.
> Best wishes -
> - Vince
> Vince Pitelka
> Home -
> 615/597-5376
> Work -
> 615/597-6801 ext. 111, fax 615/597-6803
> Appalachian Center for Crafts
> Tennessee Technological University
> 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166

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