[Mailman-Developers] Reply-To: handling

J C Lawrence claw@2wire.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 14:37:40 -0700

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001 17:15:29 -0400 
Barry A Warsaw <barry@zope.com> wrote:

>>>>>> "JCL" == J C Lawrence <claw@2wire.com> writes:

JCL> Ergo, if a given list is configured to do reply-To munging and
JCL> it receives a message with Reply-To set, then it makes sense to
JCL> _ADD_ the list's address to the Reply-To: header if present,
JCL> rather than replacing it.

> VM/XEmacs does the right thing too, with both Reply-To: that
> contains multiple addresses, and multiple Reply-To: headers in the
> original message.

If I'm reading it correctly, multiple Reply-To headers violates RFC
2822.  The fact that VM supports it is fine, but that doesn't mean
Mailman should emit it.

  Be generous in what your accept and conservative and what you

> I'll rework the munging code for the next alpha to augment the
> header instead of replacing it.  It would be easier to simply add
> a new Reply-To: header.  Can you guys check to see if multiple
> Reply-To: headers are honored too?

Note: Need to make sure you do duplicate collapsing of the Reply-To
header in case the poster has already set Reply-To to the list in
effort to nix CC: dupes.

J C Lawrence
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