Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM - Response #1
Classmates can reply by clicking on the reply link at the bottom of the email. They cannot reply by using the reply feature of their email applications, because the source of the email is technically firstname.lastname@example.org. The reason this is so is because our mail servers cannot compose the emails using your address as the "From" value without triggering spam filters for a lot of your classmates, thereby preventing them from receiving the message. It is an unfortunate workaround, but the practice of forging email "From" headers has been so widely used by spammers that any legitimnate mail doing so doesn't stand a chance.