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www-talk configuration (Re: Message from WEBER at BCRVM1)

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:17:02 -0800 (PST)
To: BCRVM1@w3.org
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960311131139.11481B-100000@shellx.best.com>
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.

Gregory Woodhouse     gjw@wnetc.com
home page:            http://www.wnetc.com/
resource page:        http://www.wnetc.com/resource/
Received on Monday, 11 March 1996 17:03:03 UTC

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