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Subject: Re: AOL and odd Reply-to
From: "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ ripco . com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:16:05 -0500
To: "list-managers" <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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> <22921 . 1026884332 @ kanga . nu>

Nick had said (as quoted by JCL),

| > 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?

Let's say you're an AOL customer with a friend on AOL, and at work during the
day you think of something quick to dash off to your pal, but since it's a
non-emergency matter and you're more concerned about forgetting to do it if
you don't do it now rather than urgency, and because you want to read your
friend's reply tonight when you're at home on your AOL account, you direct
Reply-To: to your AOL address.  AOL rejects it as incontrovertibly forged;
there's no such thing as an AOL user with an email address outside AOL.

That would be as dumb as all hell, but I wouldn't put it past them.






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