I hate the new mail system

Sean Conner spc at conman.org
Tue Feb 28 18:46:57 CST 2017

It was thus said that the Great Chuck Guzis via cctalk once stated:
> On 02/28/2017 03:40 PM, Paul Berger wrote:
> > Well I am using Thunderbird 45.7.1 and I see this "Chuck Guzis via 
> > cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>" as "From" in your message.
> > 
> Hmmm, this is very puzzling.  Your message does indeed show up as being
> from "Paul Berger", by the message you replied to shows up as being from
> "CCtalk"
> Is someone tweaking the system as we speak?

  Here are the critical headers from your (Chunk) email:

	List-Post: <mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>
	From: Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
	Reply-To: Chuck Guzis <cclist at ----.com>,
	 "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
	 <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
	Errors-To: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
	Sender: "cctalk" <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org>

  The from address is cctalk at classiccomp.org.  The reply-to addresses
contains your (Chuck) email address (blanked out) in addition to the cctalk
address.  An email will use the reply-to address, but I could see an email
client using the list-post address when replying (since that informs the
email client that this email from a mailing list).  

  So here we have From: munging (that's a twist!) and Reply-To: munging but
by adding an address instead of outright replacement (intresting solution to
munging [1][2]).  So when you (not Chuck) hit reply, it goes to your (Chuck)
email address and cctalk.

  -spc (Who runs his own email server ... )

[1]	"Reply-To" Munging Considered Harmful

[2]	Reply-To Munging Considered Useful

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