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Subject: Re: AOL and odd Reply-to
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 22:38:52 -0700
To: Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com>
Cc: list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: Message from Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com> of "Tue, 16 Jul 2002 21:50:29 EDT." <5 . 1 . 0 . 14 . 2 . 20020716214422 . 349de318 @ 127 . 0 . 0 . 1>
References: <Message from J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu> <16166 . 1026860526 @ kanga . nu> <5 . 1 . 0 . 14 . 2 . 20020716160955 . 27ecfb58 @ parrot-int . squawk . com> <16166 . 1026860526 @ kanga . nu> <5 . 1 . 0 . 14 . 2 . 20020716214422 . 349de318 @ 127 . 0 . 0 . 1>

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 21:50:29 -0400 
Nick Simicich <njs @
 scifi .
 squawk .
 com> wrote:
> At 04:28 PM 2002-07-16 -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> Rephrased the way I actually meant:
 
>> Having multiple addresses in Reply-To is a Good Thing and Damned
>> Useful.

> And AOL will throw your mail on the floor if the mail seems to come
> from an AOL user and is going back to AOL, or at least that is what we
> seem to have discovered.  

<nod>

In the general case, at least for Mailman, this won't be a problem as
Mailman will only collect addresses in Reply-To if there's an address in
Reply-To already.  What it won't do is create a new Reply-To when there
wasn't one before, and then populate it with multiple addresses.

> I wonder if this is an issue where they presume that AOL users can't
> set reply-to, so any mail with a reply-to inside of AOL must be
> forged?

Quite possibly.

-- 
J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
claw @
 kanga .
 nu               He lived as a devil, eh?		  
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.



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