SAMBA DIGEST PROBLEM: Re: Message not deliverable (Forward Msg)

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen rask at
Sat Dec 27 17:34:46 GMT 1997

Den 22-Dec-97 18:08:39 skrev Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton følgende om "SAMBA DIGEST PROBLEM: Re: Message not deliverable (Forward Msg)":
> On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:

>> Isn't it about time to fix the envelop sender address of message from the
>> mailing list so bounces don't end up on the mailing list? It's been broken
>> for all the time I've been subscribed, which is more than a year now.

>> From samba at Sat Dec 06 03:00:09 1997

> rask, it _is_ fixed.  the problem is not the mailing list, it's the broken
> software at the recipient's end which ignores the Errors-to: and all those

How can you expect mail software to magically guess the intention of
non-standard headers that you make up yourself? You'd be just as well off
with something like

   Please-Send-Errors-To-This-Address: ....


   Magically-guess-that-errors-should-be-sent-to: ...

Bouncing a message per RFC 821 and RFC 1123 means sending the bounce to the
envelope sender address, which the Samba mailing list sets to the mailing list
address, samba at So if the mail software as the recipient's
end complies with the RFCs, bounces will go to the mailing list. No headers
will be read.


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