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Re: A Question

  • To: Richard Kettlewell < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:18:38 +0100
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    	- header-from address identical to header-to address
    	  (incidentally, I've had 2 cases where a 'vacation'
    	  message was seen as spam, because the remote user
    	  had pre-filled the To: line with his own address);
    I've seen that used in (frex) party invites, where
    the bulk of the recipients were BCC'd but the sender
    wanted something to put in the `To:' line and used
    their own address.  Not the kind of thing I want to
    discard really 1-)
That's a matter of taste. :-) But my description
already implies that I log things, so I can always
find out afterwards (though perhaps too late ;-))
that a message was 'real'.

    [a meta-point: can we get away from the habit some
    people have of CC'ing the sender of a message when
    replying to the list?  I receive the list and I don't
    need duplicate copies of responses to my postings to it.]
It's very common and automated to do this. In this
case the mail goes to you though and the Cc to the
list. But majordomo can add a Reply-To: line. Even
that gives no guarantee though: I've seen lots of
people (or mailers?) ignore it and instead reply
to the sender.


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