Re: Offtopic: "from" (was: Re: Installation manual: arch flavors)
Ole J. Tetlie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Completely offtopic:
Reply-to: set for debian-devel
> * The reason for rewriting lines in mails starting with "from" should
> be obvious, but does anyone know if this is stated in an rfc?
> * It's the MTA that does this and not the MUA, right?
No, this is an MUA issue, since it is only relevant to some MUAs.
[mh doesn't need this, for instance.]
Furthermore, a proper implementation quotes any line which matches the
regexp: '^>*From '
[A proper implementation should also remove one level of quoting from
such lines at display time.]