In message <009A2AE5 .
"Henry W. Miller" <henrym @
> > Not really, it qualifies it as an automated message telling the list-owner
> > that the user's mailbox is full. CIS has recently, for some weird reason,
> > started sending these messages directly to the list.
> Well, this is is totally bogus - even lists that generate an:
> "Errots-To:" header? I've not had a problem with Compuserve flooding my
> lists since I've used a mailer that generates these headers, otherwise
> I'd have serious doubts about even letting someone subscribe from these
But Errors-To: is not a standard header and should be ignored by an RFC
compliant mailer, and indeed Eric Alman writes in the release notes for
The Errors-To: header violates RFC 1123.
Errors-To: was only needed to take the place of the
envelope sender in the days when most Unix mailers
didn't understand about the two kinds of senders.
Christopher Samuel, Open Software Systems Group, chris @
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