After having posted the problem on SQL Server Central and getting feedback (forum discussion found here). It has been determined that the Reply To phantom is caused by applying .NET Framework 2.0 SP1. I have submitted the problem to Microsoft through Microsoft Connect. Go here if you have experienced it and want to add your voice as well.
As an aside, if you are an IT professional and do not participate in your fields on-line forums you should. You learn a lot and can be a help to others in your profession.