<br><div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>... why should all mailing lists change their "standard?" behaviour only
<br>cause some minority? (poll?) of email clients dont support these<br>functions ?</blockquote><div><br><br>I will no longer discuss the merits of this issue, but I feel obliged to address two factually inaccurate statements.
<br><br>1. Gmail is not a minority mail client. It may be closer to a majority client.<br>2. Most mail lists and mail list system do "reply to list" when hitting reply, not individuals. Specifically Yahoo Groups by far the largest such system on the net, but also super techie groups like
<a href="http://apache.org">apache.org</a>'s lists work this way. I am on the apache hadoop, lucene, and the axis list and I suspect all the apache lists work this way though I honestly haven't had time to try every single one. In any case clearly just based on yahoo and apache, you cannot say that "reply to individual" as a default is "standard". I am on a wide range of lists that include social (
<a href="http://meetup.com">meetup.com</a>) Adobe flash/flex/video server development, web services, 3D technologies, linux tools related, etc. This is the *only* list which I am on which replies to individuals. <br><br>What I do see is that the *hardcore* linux geeks (no offense intended) prefer this. Perhaps it is a badge of honor. But it is, just to be clear, not "standard" except perhaps in the most techie "linux-internals-focused" circles.