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Subject: Re: CC's to list only sort of work.

Re: CC's to list only sort of work.

From: Nix <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 08:59:47 +0100

On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Michael O'Quinn muttered drunkenly:
> When someone posts to this list using Cc: instead of To:, it goes out O.K.
> but the messages lacks the "To:" header. Instead the
> To: header is set to whomever the original message was aimed at.
> This makes filtering with an email client more difficult, since the
> quasi-official way to catch the list emails is to search for "rockbox"
> in the To: header.

A more effective header to use is the Return-Path header. That is
*guaranteed* to always point to the mailing list owner's address
(specifically, the mailing list software sets it like that, and if it
doesn't, bounce handling for the list would be all screwed up).

Using the To: header is relying on a header that is absolutely not
guaranteed to point to anywhere in particular.

`We cannot get a new line down the pipe due to a blockage and we cannot
 dig up the road to clear the blockage because it is covered with the
 wrong type of tarmac.' --- British Telecom, via Mark Lowes
Received on 2003-07-24

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