Please avoid git send-email (was: Re: [PATCH] build: replace SAMBA3_ADD_OPTION with samba_add_onoff_option)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Feb 22 18:35:52 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-02-22 at 17:34 +0100, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2019-02-22 at 06:36 -0800 Christoph Hellwig via samba-technical
> sent off:
> > 
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 02:30:53PM +1300, Andrew Bartlett via
> > samba-technical wrote:
> > > 
> > > This is because due to DMARC/DKIM etc, all mail through this list
> > > is
> > > rewritten to be 'from' the list. 
> > Maybe you need to fix that root problem instead instead of breaking
> > standard tools..

> Unofrtunately the rules how using mail and mailing lists can be used
> changed
> over the years, having to use "From munging" is a result of that.

G'Day Björn,

Thanks for that explanation (which I'm pretty sure you gave and we as
the Samba Team accepted in another place when we first started down
this road).

That said, I'm wondering if we should take a hint from Christof, but in
the opposite direction.  Thankfully git send-email has never been a
major part of Samba workflow, but it is of course prominent elsewhere.

Could we set a moderation rule to block these?

Looking for the start of this header in particular:

X-mailer: git-send-email 2.13.7

That way, those who might accidentally use this tool (particularly new
community members) would quickly find it isn't the right option. 

I've cleaned up our wiki to more closely match our current practice and
added some strong words against git send-email here:

Thanks for everything you do to keep our systems working in this
increasingly difficult world.  We sadly are in good company, see this
recently from

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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