On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 06:23:24PM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "AB" == Andrew Billinghurst <billinghurst @
> 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?