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Re: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Fri Aug 23 09:09:28 2002

At 11:40 AM +0100 2002/08/23, Martin Cooper wrote:

 How does it break mailing-lists? If the list sets the envelope sender
 to <> creating a MAIL-FROM shouldn't
 be a problem.
You may be surprised to discover this, but most mailing lists are not proper mailing lists and are not managed with proper mailing list management software. Most mailing lists are actually handled as aliases, and therefore do not modify the envelope sender address.

               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.
	Actually, this is one area that the paper addresses.

Brad Knowles, <>

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