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Re: Best way to extra To: address?

1999-02-13 22:53:17
 Sean B. Straw <PSE-L(_at_)mail(_dot_)professional(_dot_)org> replies:
At 17:44 1999-02-12 -0800, Jim Osborn spoke:

My script would undoubtedly be better if it used the RT line if
present.  I looked for something equivalent to "formail -rztx To:"
that would use the From: or Reply-to:, but came up empty.

Ah, but that's just it:  by using -r, formail has created the To: field
from the From: field - or the Reply-To:, etc.  The use of To: may be
misleading you -- it is the To: address which has been determined as
appropriate for a reply TO the sender, not the To: from the original message.

That's what I'd hoped it would do,
and what it indeed does on some mail.
But when I run this header:

[quoted for presentation here, not in the real test]

From smartlst(_at_)mx1(_dot_)eskimo(_dot_)com  Wed Nov 18 17:21:59 1998
Resent-Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 17:21:59 -0800
From: Peter Ryan <pryan(_at_)singnet(_dot_)com(_dot_)sg>
To: "Omega-List (E-mail)" <omega-list(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com>
Subject: test - plse delete
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:25:01 +0800
X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet E-mail/MAPI -
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Resent-Message-ID: <"alL3-1.0.ef.rAtKs"@mx1>
Resent-From: omega-list(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com
X-Mailing-List: <omega-list(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com> archive/latest/28506
X-Loop: omega-list(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com
Precedence: list
Resent-Sender: omega-list-request(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com
Status: RO

through "formail -rztx To:"
I get: omega-list(_at_)eskimo(_dot_)com
which doesn't seem to be the way it's working for you. No?

Do you get: pryan(_at_)singnet(_dot_)com(_dot_)sg?
If so, why are we getting different results???
I use formail 3.11pre7 and 3.10.

I like Karl Vogel's stack of possible From headers.
It does pull pryan(_at_)singnet(_dot_)com(_dot_)sg out of that header above,
if I add my little sed comment filter.



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