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I receive mails through a distribution list (google group) from people that do not belong to the list (it's explicitly allowed that they can send us mails without belonging to the group)

The problem is that if I hit "reply to all", the sender is not included in the reply, only the group and other CC'd addresses are, and I need to manually add them.

Is there some way to configure gmail to add them? Via a Lab or something else at least?

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I don't think this is possible. The email will be a redirect through the group so it will not store the sender's details in the same way as the other email addresses.

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That's my understanding also, I guess my question is if there is a workaround or something like that. –  jmfsg Jan 21 '11 at 14:36
    
I haven't tried it, but you could try using a desktop mail client like Thunderbird, Outlook or Windows Live Mail and that might do it... But I imagine you are like me and prefer to stick to a web-based interface for this. –  AlasdairCM Jan 21 '11 at 15:25
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I found that the only way to "fix" this is from the groups settings, apparently it's a feature.

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Selecting the last option fixed my problem. You have to be an admin in the group to do it though, but you can always ask the admin to do it for you if you're not.

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