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ADDRESSING THE REPLY

Normally, replies go to the sender of the original message. You can send your reply to the sender and to everyone who got the original message by using the option all. There are three address options:


REPLY ALL

From the R> prompt, simply type reply all rather than just reply. The cc field of the reply will contain the addresses in the To and cc fields of the original (the To field of the reply is still the sender of the original). Your own address is normally omitted from the reply.



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Received: by cunixf.cc.columbia.edu (5.59/FCB)
        id AA01344; Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:29 EDT
Date: Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:28 EDT
From: Joe Brennan <jb51@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>
To: fb2
Cc: mm33, hk12
Subject: Meeting on Sept 21
Message-Id: <CMM.0.90.2.673023028.jb51@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>


Let's meet on Sept 21 at 2:00 to go over plans for this semester.

Joe

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OK, I can meet then.  --Fuat
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From: Fuat Baran <fb2@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>
To: Joseph Brennan <jb51@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu>
cc: mm33, hk12
Subject: Re: Meeting on Sept 21
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 7 Sep 92 10:50:28 EDT

OK, I can meet then.  --Fuat

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CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE ADDRESSES

There are a few limitations on reply all. You can of course include only addresses that appear on the incoming message. If the sender sent copies to other people on a bcc field, your copy doesn't show them and you can't send to them. You can't use the sender's aliases either, so if the sender made an alias name appear in the header instead of the real addresses, you can't send to them. Lastly, you may change your mind about sending the reply to everyone. Checking with a display headers command is strongly recommended.

At the S> prompt, you can adjust the address fields, just as you can do when sending any message. For example, you can remove an address, or insert additional addresses with the to and cc commands.


INCLUDING YOURSELF

The variable reply-include-me is normally set to no, and keeps your own address out of replies you send. The assumption is that you don't keep copies of your mail, or that if you do you get them by way of some existing arrangement like a saved-messages-file. If you want to let your address be included, change the variable by typing set reply-include-me yes, and then save-init to save the change.


CHANGING THE DEFAULT FOR WHO GETS A REPLY

The normal situation is that reply means reply sender, and you specify reply all when that is desired. You can reverse this default by changing the variable reply-all, normally set to no. Type set reply-all yes and then save-init to save the change. T