Re: mail headers
On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 02:46:14PM -0400, dman wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 02:54:22AM +1000, Sam Varghese wrote:
> | my mail username is sam. i log in to my workstation
> | as samuel and the machine name is sammo. on mail which
> | i send, a header "Sender: Sam Varghese <email@example.com>"
> | appears. why, is my question.
> This could be added by exim when it rewrites the envelope-from
> address. See /usr/share/doc/exim/spect.txt.gz for more details.
Thank you for your reply. I changed the envelope-from address
but the header does not change. Maybe I should edit /etc/passwd
and /etc/shadow, change samuel to sam, reboot and then I won't
have this headache.
> | then there is a header "Mail-Followup-To: Sam Varghese <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com". i can't understand why my address appears
> | in this line and would like to ensure that it is not there as i am
> | subscribed to the debian-user list.
> Look for "followup-to" and "subscribe" and "lists". If you have
> "followup-to" set then messages to an address you are "subscribe"d to
> will have only the list address in the Mail-Followup-To: header.
> Messages to an address that is a "lists" (you are not subscribed to)
> will include your address so that you get a CC.
I've changed the settings in my .muttrc and hope it works okay now.
> | sometimes a header "firstname.lastname@example.org" appears in addition
> | to all those mentioned above.
> Where is this header? Is it in the "From" (not "From:") line in your
> mailbox folder?
No it appears lower down, but only very rarely.
I neglected to ask one thing: what do I do in order to ensure that
when I hit reply on any of the list messages, I reply to the list
and not to the person who posted? Right now I have to change the
to address manually every time.