Hello? (was Adding Envelope Headers?)

Kai Schaetzl maillists at CONACTIVE.COM
Fri Feb 20 13:31:38 GMT 2004

Jan-Peter Koopmann wrote on         Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:12:36 +0100:

> And some won't do the right thing. If you teach Exim (e.g.) to put in
> those headers they will simply stick in the message. And they are
> supposed to. Therefore the User will be able to see them in his MUA.

sendmail doesn't insert the Envelope-To if there is more than one

> Possibly your setup will get rid of those headers at a later point. But
> speak for yourself only. :-)
> Where is the problem to put in those header fields at your setup? Why
> should MailScanner do anything with it? I fail to see the positive side
> effect.

If I understand correctly Communigate doesn't currently support
MailScanner, but he's working on an application which will gateway to it,
but he needs to have the Envelope headers available.
There's no harm in adding those headers by MailScanner on an *optional*
basis. As it seems you can add them with most mail daemons, anyway, but
not with all. So, if there was harm adding them, most people can already
do now. I suppose it would be a trivial change to the code, someone
already posted a custom function for this some days ago, but I tried it
out and it didn't work for me (I use sendmail now to do it). The main
problem remains what to do with multiple recipients on that domain. Do it
like sendmail and not add them or enumerate thru and add all of them? I
guess only the latter would help John.



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