On Mon, 14 Mar 2005, Bruce Lilly wrote:
Four and a half years ago I looked in detail at 34 email transfer
products; several of them reordered or otherwise mangled message
header fields. A certain breed of developer hears "name-value
pairs" and thinks "database"; unless pains are taken to preserve
ordering, a database approach results in (pseudo-)random
rearrangement of fields.
Anyone who uses such software will find it difficult to diagnose problems
and will suffer from less effective spam filtering until the software is
fixed. I don't think improvements to the specification should be held back
by idiot implementations.
Did you find out how widely deployed these manglers were and whether they
were usually installed as end-points or as relays?
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