Rich Kulawiec <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> And you're correct, of course. Mail sent "to" a mailing list address
> such as email@example.com is not sent to any individual, but
> to the address of the mailing list -- and it is therefore that address
> which should appear in the "To:" field. Not only that, but (and I'll
> check on this) I believe that this violates RFC 822.
RFC 822 specifies the format of messages for a communications protocol
between hosts. Once you've got the message in your hot little hands and
you're doing other things with it, you can fiddle with it as much as you
want. I've never bought the argument that list reflectors are somehow
part of the mail transport system; as far as I'm concerned, mailing list
software consumes an e-mail message and then generates a completely new
(but substantially similar) message that it sends to some number of
Otherwise, there are way too many things that *all* list management
software does to messages that would break the rules for e-mail relaying.
Like changing the envelope sender.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>