Subject: Re: Mail list envelope sender address
To: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/11/1996 22:24:45
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On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Jan-Hinrich Fessel wrote:
> While we're at it, i really dislike the whole header-munging that takes place
> on the lists.
> What do we benifit from meaningless headers like these:
> [Received: headers deleted.]
Well, they make it much, much easier to find out what's going wrong
when mail loops, or goes to the wrong place. Your mailer should
normally filter out the Received: headers on viewing, so that they
don't bother you. Their presence is vital to maintain and debug
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