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Re: [Nmh-workers] Feature requests (or explanation of how to do 'em if a

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Feature requests (or explanation of how to do 'em if already there)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:01:03 -0400

Ken wrote:

> You know, it occurs to me that you actually MIGHT want to return the
> entire address.  If you had things like this in Alternate-Mailboxes:
> Alternate-Mailboxes: Yahoo Tech Support <address@hidden>, Google Tech
>       Support <address@hidden>, Microsoft Tech Support
>       <address@hidden>
> You could simply set the value of the From: header to the complete thing
> and that would be a lot simpler.

I wouldn't say a lot simpler.  This does what I want:

%<(nonnull(getmymbox{to}))From: %(myname) <%(getmymbox{to})>\
%?(nonnull(getmymbox{cc}))From: %(myname) <%(getmymbox{cc})>\
%|From: %(myname) <%(localmbox)>%>

> If you want to run it through %(addr), of course you have that
> option, but that's one-way.

If you mean in a user's format, I don't see a good way.  That's
what I meant by the format engine won't return an addr, and
%(addr) takes an addr.  Am I missing something?

> And it might be useful if Jon gave us some feedback on what he
> thinks might work for him :-)

Yes, but the approach I mentioned gives the most flexibility, I
think.  The user can put their personal name in their From: line
as they do now.  On the other hand, if %(getmybox) included it,
then it could be something that the user doesn't want, including


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