Envelope-To and Bcc

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Aug 5 21:13:15 IST 2006

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BG Mahesh wrote:
> On 8/5/06, *Julian Field* <mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk 
> <mailto:mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:
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>     BG Mahesh wrote:
>      >
>      > # Do you want to add the Envelope-To: header?
>      > # This can be useful for tracking spam destinations, but should be
>      > # used with care due to possible privacy concerns with the use of
>      > # Bcc: headers by users.
>      > # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
>      > Add Envelope To Header = no
>      >
>      > Is there anyway to use the above feature without comprimising on
>      > privacy? I see that bcc info is included in the Envelope-To line [as
>      > clearly mentioned in the docs].
>     No. Top marks for understanding the problem though, most people miss the
>     point completely :-)
>     I just use the setting for testing rulesets.
>     It includes the Bcc as that is just a list of extra recipients who
>     happen not to appear in the headers. Otherwise they are perfectly normal
>     recipients, just like the To and Cc lists are.
>     - -
> I somehow need sendmail to add another line like X-Rcpt-To which has 
> just ONE email id and our other email server [mdaemon] that downloads 
> the emails from a common pop account will use that field to deliver the 
> email. Currently Mdaemon is getting totally confused on whom to deliver 
> the email without this line :-(

There is no way of telling which recipient is more important than any 
other recipient. They are just a list. I can't help your totally broken 
software, sorry.
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