My mailer ("elm" on unix), and I suspect most mailers read the line of
the mail header which has "From:" when doing reply. The line of the
header with which says "From email@example.com" has no colon.
In this case it will always pick up the person who posts to the list
(See header below). Note: Your mailer may not show the mail header
unless you specifically ask to see it (mine doesn't), but something
like this is at the top of each message you receive.
If I want to reply to the whole list, I use the forward feature and
forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm sure there is a way around it but its
probably more trouble than it is worth.
> From email@example.com Sun Jul 28 23:11:41 1996
> Date: 28 Jul 96 23:21:27 EDT
> From: Joseph Carson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: ASA reflector <email@example.com>
> Subject: PointOfNetiquette?
> Message-Id: <960729032126_73530.2350_IHD63-1@CompuServe.COM>
> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Precedence: bulk
Joel W. Cannon
Dept. of Physics
Centenary College of Louisiana
P. O. Box 41188
Shreveport, LA 71134-1188