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Subject: Re: Looking for explanatory for Precedence line
From: Omar Thameen <omar @ westside . urbanblight . com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 01:34:34 -0500
To: "Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw @ python . org>
Cc: Andrew Billinghurst <billinghurst @ tpg . com . au>, list-managers @ greatcircle . com
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On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 06:23:24PM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "AB" == Andrew Billinghurst <billinghurst @
 tpg .
 com .
 au> writes:
> 
>     AB> I have been asked some questions about the mailing list header
>     AB> line Precedence: ...  after having mail blocked by ISPs for
>     AB> use of the extension Precedence: junk and Precedence: bulk,
>     AB> both of which I understand are very appropriate for mailing
>     AB> lists.
[...]
> This RFC was written in 1997 and I'd say by now this header is a
> little less of at least the "controversial" and "discouraged" tags.
> Seems pretty common for mailing list managers, and darn near required
> for vacation programs. :)

I'll second that notion.  There are a number of poorly written 
auto-responders whose only saving grace is that they spot a
Precedence line and don't reply, saving everyone a mail loop.

Out of curiosity, which ISPs are blocking based on this header?

Omar



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