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Re: 2 MIME questions re: message/rfc822

2004-11-05 06:42:09

But IMO, the list processor software is a recipient as far as the internet mail system is concerned. (You get a final delivery DSN when the message is delivered to the mailing list processor.)

Let me put it differently.

A sender should either expect the recipient to use the label, or else put in application/octet-stream.

no, I don't think so. the sender should label content clearly, so as to inform the recipient and his MUA. the recipient and his MUA then make use of that information in deciding what to do with that attachment.

Saying things like "the label is useful and should be there, but only human recipients should use it, programs should ignore it" is IMO nonsensical.

I don't think anyone's saying that. clearly the label is there so that the recipient's MUA can use it.