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Re: Mandatory From field, anonymity, and hacks

2004-07-26 09:12:26

In <ACFEC331-DE3D-11D8-91F6-000393DB5366(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> Keith 
Moore <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> writes:

regarding gateways - in general the job of the gateway is to preserve 
the semantics of the original message into the destination environment. 
 the job of the gateway is NOT to correct errors in the original 

Exactly so, which is why I found the requirement in RFC 2821 which says
you MUST correct that particular error so strange.

I honestly think it would be better for gateway implementors simply to
ignore that requirement. There is no way to enforce it anyway. But I would
still be curious to hear what such implementors actually currently do.

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