Re: Strange new BTS behavior
On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 12:45:12PM +0100, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 11:12:57AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Previously Richard Atterer wrote:
> > > Couldn't the BTS *please* be changed to precede the "From" with ">"?
> > The MTA should do that afaik, not the BTS.
> I searched through lots of RFCs once and didn't reach a clear
> conclusion about this, but AFAICT the MTA is correct *not* to quote
> the From as long as the mail is a MIME mail with correct
> Content-Length header.
The RFC's don't cover local delivery, which is what this issue is
about. If the MTA is configured to deliver into Berkeley mbox
files, it is responsible for honoring the format of those files.
Berkeley mbox uses ^From to delimit messages, so a correct MTA (or
delivery agent) must escape extra ^From's at delivery time.