Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)
On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 09:23:23PM -0900, Ethan Benson wrote:
> btw is it Mail-Copies-To: never or Mail-Copies-To: nobody ? i have
> seen both which is correct? (assuming any MUA actually pays any
> attention to this header anyway)
'nobody' is correct.
'never' is deprecated but still observed by many MUAs.
from the draft of Mail-Copies-To posted to the usenet-format list on 6
Nov 2000 (Message-Id: <200011062146.VAA01205@clw.cs.man.ac.uk>):
6. Optional Headers
The Mail-Copies-To header indicates whether or not the poster wishes
to have followups to an article emailed in addition to being posted
to Netnews and, if so, establishes the address to which they should
The content syntax makes use of syntax defined in [MESSFOR], but
subject to the revised definition of local-part given in section 5.2.
Mail-Copies-To-content = copy-addr / "nobody" / "poster"
copy-addr = mailbox
The keyword "nobody" indicates that the author does not wish copies
of any followup postings to be emailed.
The keyword "poster" indicates that the author wishes a copy of any
followup postings to be emailed to him.
Otherwise, this header contains a copy-addr to which the author
wishes a copy of any followup postings to be sent.
NOTE: Some existing practice uses the keyword "never" in place
of "nobody" and "always" in place of "poster". These usages are
deprecated, but followup agents MAY observe them.