mutt/2304: reply / group reply behavior broken WRT $reply_to and $reply_self
>Synopsis: reply / group reply behavior broken WRT $reply_to and
>Arrival-Date: Fri Jun 23 17:17:10 +0200 2006
>Originator: Derek Martin
>Release: 1.5.11 (and all others, including current CVS)
There seems to be a problem with how mutt handles $reply_to and
$reply_self. In particular, it seems to behave badly replying to
some combinations of e-mails which are sent by oneself, and contain a
This is a bit complicated, as the interactions of these two variables
forms a 3-dimensional decision matrix. I apologize for the complexity
of this bug report, but there's no way around it; it's a complex
The essential problem is that when $reply_to is set (and there is a
Reply-to header), but $reply_self is unset, Mutt does the wrong thing.
It ignores the Reply-to header completely, whether the user is
REPLYing or GROUPREPLYing. This apparently is true of all versions of
Mutt including and prior to the current CVS.