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Re: Volunteer for command-line work

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-10-17 04:59:18 CEST

On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 05:08:44PM -0700, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 04:23:21PM -0700, Matthew Braithwaite wrote:
> > The problem is that ezmlm subscribes you using the envelope sender address.
> > With sendmail (or Postfix, in my case)
>
> and mine.
>
> > So people who like to use a separate address for lists, such as
> > mab+subversion-dev, are screwed, because all MUAs I've used don't bother
> > to set the envelope sender to the From: address explicitly, using sendmail
> > -f.
>
> You seem to use mutt 1.0. IIRC, you can set the "sendmail" variable to
> add the -f, or if you upgrade, you can set the envelope_from variable.
>
> I've seen quite a few other things that don't work without setting
> your envelope from, like certain mail clients and other robots.

My problems with the envelope header (last week) were also specific to this
list and setup. I have never seen it before.

IMO, it sucks ass.

Why should I have to alter the operation of my mail client just to satisfy
the needs of this mailing list software? I happen to be lucky in that my
Linux setup allows me to set the envelope-from. What about the poor saps who
can't set it? Heck, there are some people who can't even set the From:
header.

This falls into the same category as trying to compensate for Reply-To:
munging with the mail client. "solve it with your mail client" is never a
very good answer, IMO -- people just have too much disparity to always kick
problems back at them.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:11 2006

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