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

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:21:36 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >And it continues to this day.
 > >
 > >    $ readlink -e `which mail`
 > >    /usr/bin/heirloom-mailx
 > >    $ mail ralph <$N
 > >    No message, no subject; hope that's ok
 > >    $ fgrep From: /var/spool/mail/ralph
 > >    From: address@hidden (Ralph Corderoy)
 > That looks like you set that directly with the "from" variable.

(what "from" variable?)

does mailx/mail even add a From: header?

the current postfix sendmail program uses the (Full Name) format.  it
fills in the (...) with the name given with -F, or with the contents
of $NAME, or with the fullname from /etc/passwd.

which doesn't mean it's "common".  but if postfix does it, it may mean
that it's traditional sendmail behavior, and therefore inescapable.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 71.4 degrees)

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