[Mailman-Developers] Re: (Fwd) Re: [Mailman-Users] Re: How to rem

John A. Martin jam at athene.jamux.com
Mon Apr 5 10:09:53 EDT 2004

>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Knowles
>>>>> "Re: (Fwd) Re: [Mailman-Users] Re: How to  rem"
>>>>>  Mon, 5 Apr 2004 00:08:34 +0200

    Brad> 	Okay, so a Keep-These-Headers option being restricted
    Brad> 	to just the following:

    Brad> 		From:
    Brad> 		Subject:
    Brad> 		To:
    Brad> 		Cc:
    Brad> 		Date:

IMHO facilitating such heavy handed usurpation of the standards that
explicitly permit arbitrary header fields in mail messages is a bad
idea.  One legitimate use of arbitrary header fields is to convey
routine information without cluttering the message body.  There are
for example at least three such header fields in this message apart
From the well defined Content-Type field removal of which would
cripple the PGP/MIME signature on this mail.  There are other rfc2822
fields like Message-ID and Resent-* fields and more that should not be

IMHO failure of a mailing list manager to comply with the MTA
standards with respect to header munging is an extraordinary step that
should require extraordinary justification.


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