Re: Replying to lists (and related queries)
- From: Peter Bloomfield <PeterBloomfield MindSpring com>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Replying to lists (and related queries)
- Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 04:59:09 -0400
On 2002.04.10 03:44 Brian Stafford wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been making fairly heavy use of the automatic identity selection
> feature of late and it works well for me except in one situation.
> Replying to a list. Its becoming an irritation because I keep
> forgetting to explicitly select the identity before sending messages
> to the list, leading to unnecessary bounces, list admin actions etc.
> I thought I'd do a patch for this so I found the code that guesses
> the identity, but then I got stuck. Currently Balsa guesses the
> identity from the content of the original message's To: header. Just
> now, I can't think of a good way to guess/select an identity for
> replying to lists. Any suggestions?
I believe you'd need to add a field to the identity, `Use this identity
when posting to lists', perhaps with some way to specify one or more
> Realted thing. Would it be more sensible to replace the address book
> button to the right of the From field with the identity selector
> Allowing the arbitrary selection of From: from the address book
> appears to violate RFC 2822. from section 3.6.2
> In all cases, the "From:" field SHOULD NOT contain any mailbox that
> does not belong to the author(s) of the message.
What does `belong to' mean?
> Another related thing, when using the address book button to pick an
> arbitrary From: address, does balsa set the Sender: header from the
> identity? RFC 2822 states that the Sender: header should be set when
> From: lists multiple addresses or when the mailbox in From: is not
> the actual sender of the message. Again this is described in RFC
> 2822 3.6.2
Balsa doesn't allow multiple `From:' addresses. Presumably it should,
but that's another matter.
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