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Re: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org

  • From: Martin Cooper
  • Date: Fri Aug 23 06:42:31 2002

Brad Knowles writes: 

> At 12:56 AM +0000 2002/08/22, Paul Vixie wrote:
> 
>  i won't glock up this already busy list with a full copy of the proposal,
>  but before y'all go off and invent something, here's some prior art that's
>  been resoundingly pooh-pooh'd by the smtp community.
>    
>  http://www.vix.com/~vixie/mailfrom.txt
>    
>    Yeah, the problem is that this breaks mailing lists, just like other
>    proposals. Otherwise, it would seem to be a nice concept.

How does it break mailing-lists? If the list sets the envelope sender
to <list-request@listserv.domain.com> creating a MAIL-FROM shouldn't
be a problem. The only problem I can see is what to do about bounces
(i.e. with a null envelope sender) - guess you could use header From
instead maybe.

Martin




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