[Mailman-Developers] Reply-To: handling
J C Lawrence
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 12:34:05 -0700
I've been reading RFC 2822 on the subject of Reply-To and noticed
that the content of Reply-To is a list. ie you can have more than
one address listed under a Reply-To:
reply-to = "Reply-To:" address-list CRLF
address-list = (address *("," address)) / obs-addr-list
address = mailbox / group
mailbox = name-addr / addr-spec
name-addr = [display-name] angle-addr
angle-addr = [CFWS] "<" addr-spec ">" [CFWS] / obs-angle-addr
group = display-name ":" [mailbox-list / CFWS] ";" [CFWS]
display-name = phrase
mailbox-list = (mailbox *("," mailbox)) / obs-mbox-list
Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This would seem to potentially remove one of the complaints on
Reply-To: lists -- that they nix/kill crossposting, and lose the
actual semantic value of the original Reply-To header.
Ergo, if a given list is configured to do reply-To munging and it
receives a message with Reply-To set, then it makes sense to _ADD_
the list's address to the Reply-To: header if present, rather than
J C Lawrence
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