why cc'ing (aka: More details on folder translator function)

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sun Jan 16 11:33:53 GMT 2011

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 10:26:42PM +0100, Thomas Kahle wrote:
> Hi,
> On 09:47 Fri 14 Jan     , Philippe LeCavalier wrote:
> > Hi. I hope you don't mind me cc'ing the list on this. I think it could
> > useful.
> Sure, actually I tend to forget that the offlineimap list is not
> configured to hijack reply-to.

Yes. But there are three reasons why cc'ing is the good thing to do:

#1. You are not supposed to subscribe to send emails to the mailing
list. This is a good thing to encourage users to report issues without
the pain of subscribing. For them to have the answers back, you need to

#2. The mailing list may have problems. By cc'ing you strongly enhance
chances to have your posts received by people already involved in the
thread. They are a priori the first ones interested by the following
posts. So, they expect to be cc'ed.

#3. As a maintainer, I expect to be cc'ed (or be the destination) on
mails that I have to be aware of. Typically patches but not merely. The
mails I usually handle first are those in my INBOX, not the (filtered)
mailing list.

So please, keep the habbit of cc'ing while posting. It is really the
best thing to do. ,-)

Nicolas Sebrecht

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