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

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Implementation question: function or component for local mailbox?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:15:02 -0500

ken wrote:
 > >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:
 > http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2012-01/msg00090.html

oops, right.  i remember that now.  sorry for the noise.


 > 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.
 > http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2012-01/msg00032.html
 > >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 :-)
 > --Ken
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