[Mailman-Developers] 2.1a4: outgoing messages lack 'Date:' header under qmail

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 11:58:29 -0500

>>>>> "JRM" == Jason R Mastaler
>>>>> <jason-list-mailman-developers@mastaler.com> writes:

    JRM> When using SMTPDirect as the DELIVERY_MODULE on qmail
    JRM> systems, messages are not sent with a 'Date:' header.  Thus,
    JRM> the receiving MTA will most likely add one, but this is sort
    JRM> of confusing.  RFC2822 also says this header must be present.


I think I've resisted this in the past because it confused some MTAs,
but I no longer remember the details.  Plus RFC 2822 is clear on this
point and Mailman does strive to be RFC compliant.
    JRM> I think Message.UserNotification.send() should also add a
    JRM> 'Date' header just as it adds 'Message-ID' (which I'm glad to
    JRM> see it now does!).
    JRM> Accordingly, I've submitted a patch (#500670) to the patch
    JRM> manager at sourceforge.
Thanks, I'll take a closer look later tonight.