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

On ma, 2007-02-05 at 20:46 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Then your name, and your email address, belongs in the From field.

I agree with this. (And this AOL is the main point of this message. The
titbit below is just filler.)

> 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.

Technically, the From: header allows multiple addresses. I remember Ian
Jackson sending such a mail to a Debian list once and confusing the heck
out of the mailer I was using then. (Don't remember which one, might
have been of my aborted attempts at writing my own.)

You need fewer comments, if you choose your names carefully.

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