[Samba] on-list and off-list replies

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 1 02:17:39 MST 2015

On 01/03/15 01:32, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-02-24 at 21:15 +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> If anybody emails me direct about a samba matter, it will very probably
>> end up here, because I will reply only to the list, especially if it is
>> in the middle of a thread.
>> I will decide if I want to reply direct to anybody that emails me, I
>> suspect that is what Achim decided.
> Rowland,
> I would suggest not doing that unilaterally.
> I do get many mails that go to me personally, and not also to the list.
> To these, I kindly ask that they re-ask the question on the list, so
> others can benefit from the reply.
> This ensures I don't accidental breach privacy.  Most posters realise
> their error and politely apologise.
> Andrew Bartlett

Andrew, I thank you for your suggestion, but
A) I said probably and
B) anybody that sends an email to somebody that they do not know after 
getting that email address from an open mailing list should expect to 
get a reply on the list and send their email accordingly, after all they 
are sending their info to somebody they do not know.

It would be a totally different matter if they sent an email first 
asking if they could ask a question off-list, then I could decide if I 
wanted the info or not.


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