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Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:19:07 +0100

Hi Ken,

> I was under the impression that even back in the day, [real name as a
> comment] was not common.  If you've got mail that old, would you care
> to check and see how much you have with addresses like that?

Tons!  Mailers include

    AT&T Message Center Version 1 (Apr 11 2006)
    ELM [version 2.4 PL22]
    Mailer::1.0 [Perl?]
    slrn/ (UNIX) [Usenet, I know]
    [Some MTA error reports.]
    XFMail 1.3 [p0] on Linux

and I gave up looking after a bit.

And it continues to this day.

    $ readlink -e `which mail`
    $ mail ralph <$N
    No message, no subject; hope that's ok
    $ fgrep From: /var/spool/mail/ralph
    From: address@hidden (Ralph Corderoy)

I seem to vaguely recall being a bit surprised when seeing the `Foo Bar
<address@hidden>' instead and wondering how legal it was.  ;-)  So there
must have been a transition at some point.

Cheers, Ralph.

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