[Mailman-Developers] Reply-To: handling
Jay R. Ashworth
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:39:10 -0400
On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 12:34:05PM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
> 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
> replacing it.
Assuming that mailers correctly handle such a Reply-to.
And note that this message arrived here with no To: header, FWIW.
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