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Re: [Nmh-workers] how to have "Date:" header field added to message when

From: =JeffH
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] how to have "Date:" header field added to message when posting mail directly via SMTP ?
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 06:18:23 -0700
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Ok, thanks to both Anders & Ken for their kind responses.

I've done some more thorough investigation and am really puzzled wrt what is going on. The initial debugging I'd done with the level 2 d00d at the hosting provider had seemed to indicate that the nmh toolchain (perhaps) wasn't inserting Date: into the outgoing message (i.e. when supplying the data following issuing the DATA smtp command).

So I got myself libnet-smtp-server-perl and hacked up the example perl script that instantiates a simple smtp server such that it'd echo to the terminal whatever a smtp client sends it, and here's what I see..

> sudo /usr/local/bin/smtp-testing-server.pl

==================== inbound msg received ====================
From: <address@hidden>
To:   address@hidden

X-Mailer: exmh version 2.7.2 01/07/2005 (debian 1:2.7.2-7) with nmh-1.1
Subject: test
To: address@hidden
cc: address@hidden
From: address@hidden
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:55:48 -0700


..so it looks to me like exmh+nmh is doing the right thing in terms of the headers that it is inserting, and indeed, I did the manually-telnet-to-the-smtp-server-thing, pasting the above message verbatim into my dialog with the server (i.e. as the "value" for DATA), and it sent it just fine.

Additionally, I've figured out this morning that the server isn't objecting to sending messages to other addresses at my own domain, so I'm thinking that they have imposed some sort of anti-relaying policy on my account, even though I explicitly asked the level-2 d00d about that and he said "nope".

So I'm not sure what's going on, but this is straying off-topic for this list.

thanks in any case,


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