Keith Moore <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> writes:
FWIW, when I tried sending a message to this list without a From field,
a) sendmail immediately added a From:
But that may just have been your submission sendmail. More interesting is
what would happen if it arrived at a relaying MTA like that.
b) the message never appeared on the list
Which is worrying.
IMHO either From: <> or From: <-(_at_)> would work better.
OK, since Bruce seems unwilling to put any of this to a practical test, I
have just submitted three messages to this list, by telnetting directly to
my usual smarthost.
One has no From at all
One has From: Charles Lindsey <>
One has From: Charles Lindsey <-(_at_)>
Please report here how they reached you, or if any of them fails to
Note that none of them has a Message-ID, so it might also be interesting
to see whether any Message-IDs get added en route.
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