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Re: [Nmh-workers] I need help configuring nmh 1.4

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I need help configuring nmh 1.4
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:21:53 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>As a side note ... Norm, when I try to reply to your message, I get
>the following warning from repl:
>repl: bad addresses:
>address@hidden address@hidden -- junk after address@hidden (norm)
>address@hidden address@hidden -- junk after address@hidden (norm)
>This happens because you have multiple cc: headers ... and according
>to the relevant RFCs, that isn't actually permitted (RFC 5322 says
>you can only have one).  Obviously you can have multiple addresses
>in one cc: header, and yours is the only case where I've personally
>seen email with multiple cc: headers.  I'm not sure if we should
>deal with this better or not ... it might require some work.
>>But when I installed vanilla nmh 1.4, lo and behold the problem
>>disappeared, only to rear its old ugly head when I changed
>So ... it sounds like nmh can't do what you want (whether or not
>it should be able to do that is a different question; I'll let
>others tackle that).
>nmh only has the ability to send email to one location, and that setting
>is global for all recipients.

Is there any way I could change it for a single message, short of modifying
mts.conf -- maybe some kind of entry in .mh_profile or something? Note that
messages for which I will want to this will have exactly one addressee, norm.

> So you the choice of submitting to your local SMTP server (which handles local
> email okay, but since you don't have a reverse DNS entry it gets rejected by
> spam filters), or to your ISP's SMTP servers which doesn't do what you want in
> terms of local email.
>I think to make it do exactly what you want you'll have to modify your
>sendmail/postfix/whatever-mta configuration to deliver "local" email locally
>and then punt all other email to your ISPs SMTP server. That, however, is
>beyond the scope of nmh :-)

>Or ... could you just use Fcc:? I mean, if you want a local copy with a Date:
>header and all, that would do it.

But send will not send an Email having no addressees, even if it has an Fcc: .

    Norman Shapiro
    798 Barron Avenue
    Palo Alto CA 94306-3109
    (650) 565-8215

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