[Mailman-Users] [Mailman-Developers] Sender field

William D. Tallman wtallman at olypen.com
Mon May 1 22:03:52 CEST 2006

Watching this with interest; a newbie learns...

On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:27:40PM -0500, Neal Groothuis wrote:

> It might be appropriate for Mailman to add Resent-* headers, depending 
> on how one reads RFC 2822, 3.6.6.  I personally don't think it's 
> necessary or useful, since list servers add their own List-* headers, 
> per RFC 2369.   The Resent-* headers seem to exist for individuals 
> resending messages, not automated systems.  This is supported by the 
> RFC: "Resent fields are used to identify a message as having been 
> reintroduced into the transport system by a user."

How does the RFC, or the writers thereof, define "user"?  An automated
system is the tool of some deliberate intent, implying (necessarily?)
the will of a "user", I would think.

Or is this relevant?

Thanks for reading.

Bill Tallman

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