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

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:47:52 -0400

>(what "from" variable?)
>does mailx/mail even add a From: header?

Ralph's using heirloom mailx, and yes, it can totally do that.
If you look at the documentation it explains how that works.

>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.

Well, I just checked ... while Postfix definitely does that, "regular"
sendmail uses the modern form (if you don't supply a From header).
Considering how rarely the old form is seen nowadays, it looks like very
few people today are depending on that behavior.  But your point is well


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