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Subject: Re: Pegasus X-Pmrqc header
From: Alan Thew <Alan . Thew @ liverbird . liverpool . ac . uk>
Date: Tue, 18 May 93 20:00:19 BST
To: mailbase-helpline @ mailbase . ac . uk
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: The Message of "Tue, 18 May 93 19:44:09 BST."

On Tue, 18 May 1993 19:44:09 +0100 (BST)  John Martin wrote:
[ details of problem removed - it makes me very tempted to have all these
  hdrs removed but that's my opinion ]
>This was allowed to happen because I don't remove 'X-' headers - do you
>do this? Do you think I should? (I don't!)
>I have agreed to remove the 'X-Pmrqc' header as it goes through in the
>I have also agreed to add the following header to messages distributed
>(which some of you already add I think):
>X-Listserver: Your list server.
Suggest X-Listmanager: blah blah

(comes with minimal BITNET flames :-))
>I have been in contact with David Harris at Pegasus about this and he
>is as keen as I am to find a solution. We agreed that the 'X-Pmrqc'
>header should contain the address to which the confirmation would be
>sent. (We disagreed about whether Mailbase should remove 'X-' headers
>:-) )
>I also agreed to contact this list to try to achieve a consenus for
>identifying mail which has come from a mailing list.  David will try
>to make provision for this in future versions of Pegasus if we can
>(Dictator hat on)
>I think it would be nice if we all agreed on the format of a header to
>be added by our various list servers - would this be acceptable to the
>group? I prefer the 'X-Listserver:' form but I'm open to suggestions.
>Comments? flames?
There's always the Precedence: bulk but this is no guarentee.

IMO the X-Listmanager is free of all current name clashes.

my $0.0.2 worth....

Alan Thew
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 thew @
 livbird .
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 ac .
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