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Re: [Nmh-workers] why " at "?

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] why " at "?
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:35:05 -0500

ken wrote:
 > >this falls way down low in the pet peeve category:
 > >
 > >why is it that post, when showing me where my message is
 > >going to be delivered, says "someone at example.com" rather
 > >than "address@hidden"?
 > >
 > >i'm guessing there's some ancient history surrounding that, but can't
 > >imagine what it might be.
 > That's the old RFC 733 address syntax, and yes, the nmh parser supports

whoa.  who knew?  thanks.  i had no idea it was actual syntax.

 > it, although I don't know how well it interoperates with some of the
 > more modern stuff we've added since then.  If I had to guess, that's
 > just a holdover from those days.  RFC 733 was published in 1977, and one
 > of the authors was David Crocker, who worked at Rand at the time.
 > (BTW, I've been meaning to try to get in a "What does the Fox Say?" joke
 > with you on the nmh mailing list for a while now, but I couldn't quite
 > pull it together).


of course.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 24.3 degrees)

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