An interest thought.

Matthew James Marnell (marnellm@portia.portia.com)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:28:38 -0500


Message-Id: <199603120928.EAA21653@portia.portia.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: An interest thought.
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:28:38 -0500
From: Matthew James Marnell <marnellm@portia.portia.com>


someone on www-talk brought up this point about how www-talk is
configured.  www-talk is suffering from WEBER as well.

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From: "Gregory J. Woodhouse" <gjw@wnetc.com>
Subject: www-talk configuration (Re: Message from WEBER at BCRVM1)

The problem is tht www-talk is not configured correctly. To guard against 
incidents like this one, a mail server should *not* set the From: field 
to the listname, but insted should have

From: owner-listname
Reply-to: listname
Errors-to: owner-listname
Precedence: list

I went through the headers of the autoreplies and actually though they 
were done quite well. The fatal flaw, of course, is the assumption that 
list servers will rewrite the From: field to a safe alias.

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