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Re: Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-lilly-from-optional-02.txt

2005-03-16 05:16:50

In <20050315152626(_dot_)78d3ecdb(_dot_)moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> 
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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