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

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

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 19:31:51 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> > 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.
> The To: header you see in mails is purely cosmetic and may in fact contain
> anything the sender decides (or it can be totally absent). Relying on that
> header can never be near 100% sure.
> > 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.
> Personally, I always filter on the header "Sender:
>" which is guaranteed to always be true on all mails
> sent from by the rockbox mailing list software (using the current setup).

You're right, that works much better. I was using To: since the last time
mail client filtering came up, that was the one everyone seemed to be
using. I had the impression from that discussion that the To: header was
diddled by the list software to be consistent.

Obviously I assumed wrong.

> > Also, I just heard a rumor that such messages don't show up in the archive.
> > I'll check that by searching the archive for this message in a little while.
> >
> > I suspect this should be considered a bug in the mailing list software.

Well, my post DID show up, right where it belongs, so I have to downgrade
this one to "Rumor, Unconfirmed, Likely False."

Received on 2003-07-25

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