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Re: mailserver: vs. expanded mailto: URL

From: Al Gilman <asg@severn.wash.inmet.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 01:03:29 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <9511240603.AA26689@severn.wash.inmet.com>
To: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
To follow up on what Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no said ...
  
  Note that any system which sends mail without a manual check first
  is, IMHO, dangerous.
  So I certainly hope implementors of both mailto: and mailserver: URLs
  do this stuff carefully....
  
  The discussion has at least proved (to me) that it would be a Good Thing
  to have someone <volunteers queue to the left, please..> write up some
  guidelines for how mailto: should be implemented.
  
Most of what you have to worry about is mail-client-generic and
should be handled by a reference by title to whatever the mail
security group tells us.

One URL-specific function that I don't want to forget is that the
current context URL -- the equivalent of the "Referrer:" header in
HTTP -- should be automatically affixed to the sent mail by the
client as perhaps a "Referrer:" or the weaker "References:"
header.

And I would be glad to do what I can to help with this.  

Al
Received on Friday, 24 November 1995 01:04:07 UTC

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