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Re: Interface to lists

  • To: epc-l@iucr.org
  • Subject: Re: Interface to lists
  • From: Brian McMahon <bm.iucr.org>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:02:40 +0000 (GMT)
  • In-Reply-To: <3482C00F.41A5@cryst.unige.ch> from "Howard Flack" at Dec 1, 97 04:06:58 pm
Howard,

>   The only thing I do not like is the entry
>     Sender: "flack@sc2a.unige.ch"
>   because these web worms are going to pick it up and think that it is
> my e-mail address or regular letter box.

I've deleted this line (via a script) each time the archive is updated. It
may be possible to configure the software to do this automatically (there
is a facility to specify some headers which must NOT be deleted).

>   In fact e-mail to my e-mail address "Howard.Flack@cryst.unige.ch" goes
> to the letter box flack@mime.unige.ch  I read these messages with
> Netscape 3 (still) on a Sun ipc (scsun11.unige.ch). Messages sent from
> scsun11 are sent to the SMTP server smtpb.unige.ch which is an alias for
> sc2a.unige.ch  . I do have an account on sc2a.unige.ch (a DEC alpha/VMS
> machine) as well which I use very infrequently indeed. If you write to
> flack@sc2a.unige.ch you'll have to wait two months for a reply.

This illustrates Yves' point about the danger of relying on email
addresses as given anywhere in the header (which is why listproc uses
the envelope From address, though even this might give rise to problems).

Brian

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