[Mailman-Users] Yahoo Groups' From munging and X-Original-From

Mark Rousell markr at signal100.com
Sun May 25 17:48:38 CEST 2014

What do you think of Yahoo Groups' From munging style and their
X-Original-From header?

Here is an example:

X-Original-From: Mark Rousell <markr at signal100.com>
From: "Mark Rousell markr at signal100.com [some-mail-list]"
	<some-mail-list at yahoogroups.com>

I feel this is one of the better combinations of munging and new
headers. All the information is there (and is very clear) and the
X-Original-From header could (in due course) be recognised by mail
clients and mailing list archive software.

I realise that this falls foul of
and yet it does seem to offer many benefits, especially the
X-Original-From header and the promise it holds for automated recognition.

It is also possible to add X-Original-From to the .INVALID/.REMOVEME
munging that some prefer too:

X-Original-From: Mark Rousell <markr at p-reject-domain.com>
From: "Mark Rousell [via some-mail-list]"
	<markr at p-reject-domain.com.REMOVEME>

Any thoughts?

Mark Rousell

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