OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)

Jay Sekora jay at
Tue Oct 29 19:54:41 CET 2002

> > What that means to me is that Chuq Von Rospach knows me, knows my email
> > address, deliberately decided to send this mail to me specifically,

> um, interesting philosophy. I don't buy it. Not for a moment.

Well, obviously I can tell in this context that it isn't true, but that's
what the semantics of seing my address in a To: or a Cc: header are for
me.  What do *you* think the connotations should be?  If there weren't
any destination headers at all in RFC822 messages, and the only information
end-users got about source or recipient were the envelope information,
the situation would be different, but we *do* use To: and Cc: to mean
different things.

Whatever the merits of your arguments about what headers I should be using
to filter which lists, the fact is that taking something the original
composer of the mail entered in the To: field and moving it to the Cc:
field, and taking something the original composer didn't specify at all
and putting it in the To: field is losing information.  I can imagine
situations where you want to lose that piece of information, but not
very typical ones.



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