Subject: Re: bin/3286: sendmail doesn't escape 'From' and uses wrong id for .forward
To: None <, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/03/1997 17:26:32
In my opinion....

> 	When sendmail receives a mail that contains lines beginning
> 	with 'From' it does not escape them.

This is as it should be.  Escaping "From " lines is a kludge to work
around a lack of real message boundaries in Berkeley mbox format.
There is no reason to mangle all messages to all local users, even
those that use something (eg, MH) that _doesn't_ confuse "From " lines
with message boundaries.

If this needs to be done, it should be done by the agent that finally
performs delivery to an mbox-format file, not by sendmail itself.

					der Mouse

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