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Re: Offtopic: "from" (was: Re: Installation manual: arch flavors)

Ole J. Tetlie <olet@ifi.uio.no> 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.]


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