[Mailman-Developers] New RFC on using DKIM with MLMs

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 13:29:15 CET 2011

On 29 Oct 2011, at 05:39, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:

> I suggest we use the term 'Mediator' as introduced by D. Crocker in RFC 5598
> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc5598.txt> instead:
>   A Mediator attempts to preserve the original Author's information in
>   the message it reformulates but is permitted to make meaningful
>   changes to the message content or envelope.
>   A Mediator's role is complex and contingent, for example, modifying
>   and adding content or regulating which Users are allowed to
>   participate and when.  The common example of this role is a group
>   Mailing List.
>   (see section "2.1.4. Mediator" and also section "5. Mediators")
> A 'Mediator' would leave the original User-Agent intact AND tell the message
> had been processed by another mail handling service AND it would allow for
> other Mediators to be added in case more mail processing was done after an
> MLM's (here: Mailman) job.

That seems sensible to me.

Ian Eiloart
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