Mailing lists netiquette

Looking for a good explanation of why people should use “reply to” to avoid
breaking mailing lists threads when replying.
I didn’t find what I was looking for, but here are some good “mailing lists
netiquette” links:

Apache Jakarta
Project – mailing lists guildelines

One Northwest – Guidelines
for Participating in an Email List

Howard Rheingold
– The Art of Hosting Good Conversations Online

Does anyone have a good explanation or reference about the “reply-to” thing?
I’d like to add it here.


Update: after questioning a mailing list user who sends messages without
the required in-reply-to header, it seems like some versions of the
Outlook mail client do not handle this header properly.
Cool. Now I have two nicknames for Outlook, virus pipeline and thread
killer
:-)

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