Server.sendmail with no "to_addrs" parameter.
jes at nl.demon.net
Wed Mar 22 22:15:17 CET 2006
In article <12236cqqf20gc7f at corp.supernews.com>,
Jeffrey Froman <jeffrey at fro.man> wrote:
>> But are you serious about that RFC Compliant thing?
>RFC 2822 obsoletes RFC 822, and I don't know of any specification in RFC
>2822 that requires an email address to be present in the To: header. My
>mail seems to generally work fine without a To: header.
>I haven't memorized RFC 2822 though, so you may want to read it yourself if
>you're concerned ;-)
>From RFC 2822:
The following table indicates limits on the number of times each
field may occur in a message header as well as any special
limitations on the use of those fields. An asterisk next to a
in the minimum or maximum column indicates that a special
appears in the Notes column.
Field Min number Max number Notes
to 0 1
cc 0 1
bcc 0 1
So the answere is, that it's not required to have any destinations
listed in the headers of the message.
It appears that it's not kosher to have an empty To: header, though
I think that few MUAs will balk at this
Jim Segrave (jes at jes-2.demon.nl)
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