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Message header fields (was: Bits from the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD porters)

Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> writes:

> Joey Schulze a écrit :
> > This is a *very* strange from line that you surely should not use.
> > | From: GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <debian-bsd@lists.debian.org>
> *I* have sent this message.

Then your name, and your email address, belongs in the From field.

> I have choosen this From: line because I am not *the* GNU/kFreeBSD
> Maintainer, we are a team. This team is reachable through this email
> address. I also haven't actually wrote this message (only made a few
> changes to it).

Then that information should be made clear inside the *body* of the
message, along with whatever contact information you feel is
appropriate for the information in the body.

Meanwhile, the message header is about the message *as an email
message*, and the From field is supposed to be about the individual
who sent the message.

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