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Re: [Nmh-workers] masquerade settings & spost

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] masquerade settings & spost
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:07:34 -0500

ken wrote:
 > pgf wrote:
 > >i didn't know about user_extension until just now. it's a pretty modern
 > >feature, as these things go, though it would probably be more generally
 > >useful if it allowed for substituting the entire username, rather than
 > >just appending to it. in any case, i suspect it's a new enough feature
 > >(the man page even references qmail :-) that people are probably still
 > >using it.
 > Sigh.  So you want to keep this?  Or do you want to have this instead?

sorry.  i was rambling.  i'm only saying that it should be dropped,
because, a) it's a pretty new feature,
so there are probably people actively using it, and b) it's quite a
useful feature -- on the fly modification (albeit limited) of the From:
address, in a way that caters to the variable-recipient feature found
in all major MTAs today. (i.e., address@hidden  or address@hidden)

 > >okay, as long as you're in there -- i'll lobby for an environment
 > >variable that lets one replace the whole From: line -- it would be used
 > >in favor of .mh_profile if it exists.
 > Well, the plan is you would run all drafts through mh-format, and you
 > could do that with the existing format language today.  So how about
 > default component formats which got your From line from the enviroment?

oh, sure that would be fine.  i didn't realize that was possible with
mh-format.  forget i said anything.

in any case, be sure and keep "cleanup" separate from "new features"
in your own mind, since some of us kibitzing from the sidelines keep
forgetting the distinction.  :-) :-/

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 32.7 degrees)

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