[Mailman-Developers] How to remove X-Confirm-Reading requests from mail headers distributed by Mailman?

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Sun Apr 4 14:01:22 EDT 2004

Guys --

Can we please drop this? It's been beaten into the ground. I don't 
think the mailman development crew has shown itself well here, either, 
especially Brad, who seems to be grumpy beyond the needs of the 
discussion for some reason. I don't think we as a team managing an open 
source project look good right now, it wasn't handled particularly 
professionally, IMHO.

and for the record, I tend to disagree with Brad -- I definitely see it 
as useful to be able to strip out headers that cause systems to 
auto-reply with a return receipt. but since those headers aren't really 
standardized, it's not as simply as flipping a switch. what I might do, 
stepping back a couple of steps and looking at it somewhat objectively, 
is to consider an option that simply strips all non-RFC headers from a 

But I'm rather surprised to see us blowing off someone's privacy 
concerns here in the heat of whatever grumpiness people brought to the 
discussion the last couple of days, and especially doing it as members 
of the Mailman team the way we did. All of the points made are 
relevant, the way they were made was, well, IMHO less than optimal.

so maybe we should all shut up and let this cool off. Maybe reconsider 
the idea once the emotion's drained a bit. But right now, we're not 
doing anyone any good on anything.

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