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5.22. What's the Followup-To: news header?
When you crosspost messages, you might want to direct any replies to your
posting to a single newsgroup, to prevent any follow-up discussion from living
parallel lives in several places. You can do this by using the
Followup-To: field in the headers of Usenet news messages.
Followup-To: forces any replies (or follow-ups) to the place of your
choosing. (For example, you might crosspost a dirty joke to
alt.tasteless and rec.humor. Inserting the line Followup-To:
rec.humor.d will force any replies to go to that newsgroup instead of the
Some users put the word poster in the Followup-To: field to send
any replies directly to them by e-mail. However, this isn't guaranteed to work.
Some system configurations and newsreaders do not handle Followup-To:
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