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Re: [Nmh-workers] Implementation question: function or component for loc

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Implementation question: function or component for local mailbox?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:10:20 -0500

>it's completely possible that i'm misunderstanding the previous
>consensus, but i sort of thought that after allowing for "a knob in
>mh-profile" (which is satisfied with just the first half of what
>you just suggested), the second 2nd and 3rd bullets in the list you
>referenced would be handled outside the bounds of the message draft.
>after all, if the user edits the draft and removes the pertinent line,
>they MH still needs to provide a From: header.

That was not my understanding of things.  The plan is now if post doesn't
get a From: line, that's an error.  See:


So the question then becomes: "Okay, the user hasn't configured a
Local-Mailbox in .mh_profile - what do we put there instead?"  Or
more specifically: "What should the DEFAULT component file put in there?"

The start of the thread where this was all hashed out is below.
It's rather long, but you can read it if you want to see how the
discussion evolved.


>so there would be no need for new %(myname) and %(myhost) facilities.
>i'd honestly be surprised if many MH installations rely on the GECOS
>field, and its been a long time since my current hostname played any
>part in my email address.

Well, right now the GECOS field gets put in as your "name" if you
don't supply anything.  Actually, check out mmailid ... you might be
surprised as to what's happening there :-)


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