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Re: Proper way to specify "Do Not Reply"?

1998-10-08 13:00:15
At 10:39 AM -0400 10/8/98, Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:

Yes, you can point Reply-To: at a bogus address, or a /dev/null

What sort of relies are we trying to prevent? Automated or manual? Automated replies should be prohibited with a null return path. Manual replies really can't be prohibited, because (a) the user can always override whatever the mailer does, and (b) we don't have a header that means "use this reply address instead of any/all others, for all types of replies".

I suppose if you're sending a message and want non-delivery reports, but don't want users to reply, and the message is only going to one user, the suggestion of an empty group in the Reply-To header is the best one.