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Re: procmail

On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 07:52:41PM +0100, Christian Hammers wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 09:46:33AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > PS: there's no such thing as a BCC header in incoming mail. it is
> > stripped either by the user-agent when sending a message or, at the
> > latest, by the MTA when it receives the message. it can't be used to
> > sort mail because it doesn't exist.
> That's wrong according the the specs[1], although I've never seen an SMTP
> MUA/MTA that did actually show the Bcc receipients to each other.

possibly true in theory....but not in practice.

> [1] rfc822
>   4.5.3.  BCC / RESENT-BCC
> 	 Some  systems  may choose to include the text of the
>         "Bcc" field only in the author(s)'s  copy,  

that would be up to the MUA if/when it saves a copy of the sent message.

>     while others may also include it in the text sent to all those
>     indicated in the "Bcc" list.

and that's so obviously broken that i doubt if anyone has ever
implemented it - even for an MS mail program.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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