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Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC 5322 group support

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC 5322 group support
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:45:24 +0000

Hi Ken,

> > ISTM that MH's authors took a wrong turn, given their implementation
> > of bcc and their reluctance to add dcc.  This pushed them towards
> > removing the recipients from a group address.  Having a "normal"
> > bcc, or dcc early on, would have given that second place to put the
> > recipients when an empty group is wanted for privacy.
> I see your point and I can't disagree with it, but my feeling is that
> ship sailed approximately 30 years ago; IMHO changing the behavior now
> gets us very little and breaks things for existing users.


> I'm also in the camp that think's MH's bcc behavior is confusing, and
> don't understand John Romine's dislike of dcc.

My guess at both is they didn't like the blind accidentally replying,
embarrassingly giving away their eavesdropping.

Cheers, Ralph.

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