On 19 Feb 98 at 7:29, Earl Hood wrote:
No, no, no. There are also quite a lot of people out
there where one should/has to the Reply-To: to reach them!
It's also the sense of Reply-To: to to override the setting
of From:. So as long as the order is hardcoded in mhonarc
one has to check reply-to before from.
I agree with Achim on this point. Reply-To signifies the preferred
address any responses should be sent to. I guess the problem is
the purpose of "From": Does it denote the author of the message,
or where a response should be directed to?
A wee background note here:
It seems to be generally agreed that the increasingly disparate uses
of mail mean that the Reply-To header is increasingly inaequate to
describe all possible requirements. The issue is being discussed at
some length in the IETF's DRUMS working group: I imagine that there
will be some changes announced in a year or two.
(BTW, I have nothing to do with DRUMS or the IETF, it's just that I
was pointed towards this stuff when the question was raised elsewhere)
Claire McNab -- Claire(_at_)siberia(_dot_)demon(_dot_)co(_dot_)uk