Quoting Christophe Wolfhugel:
> Stephen R. van den Berg said:
> |- Add Precedence: bulk
> Correct me if I'm wrong: bulk will not generate error messages
> (bounce, user unknown, etc..) ?
There is nothing mentionned in the Sendmail Operation Guide. The Precedence
field is used to compute the priority in the queue. A special low low priority
may be set by adding in sendmail.cf something like:
Also vacation-like program do not send a vacation message if there is a
Precedence header set to either bulk or junk.
I think some site do not bounce back the whole message tagged with a bulk
precedence, but only extract the header. You should still get error messages
though, or it's a design flaw (since NOT getting something back usually means
it arrived correctly).
> Also, what is your position regarding other fields like extended ones
> (X-Face and stuff) ?
It might not be a good idea. For instance, assuming I am turning this list
into a newsgroup via my mailagent and then ask inews to e-mail me everything
posted to the newsgroup so that I can forward it to the whole list. My account
acting as a gateway, I would like to avoid loops, i.e. posting to the newsgroup
something which I have already seen and forwarded to the list, or something
inews sends me back after the initial posting by the mailagent. For that purpose,
the mailagent adds an X-Filter line. If the mailing list gateway strips it, then
I'm stuck and will have a loop with no control over it.
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