On 4/17/2012 8:35 AM, John Levine wrote:
In case it wasn't clear, the MSA making the envelope from the headers
is reasonable, since you can write down a fairly simple rule for how
I think we have a nomenclature challenge here. It is natural to refer
to this as something the "MSA" is doing. But it isn't an MSA function.
It's an MUA function, as part of preparation for formal posting into the
MHS. The best I can suggest is something more implementation oriented,
such as "server".
The meta-model this implies is to have "agent" mean networking
architecture, per the email architecture spec. And "client" or "server"
as references to physical implementations which might have interaction
boundaries that are different from the networking architecture boundaries.
If we don't develop a discipline in how we talk about this kind of
distinction, we will never develop a community understanding of the
The term that was developed a long time ago, for having a server do
'user' functions is "split UA".