On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, James Cook wrote:
> It appears that Netcom Communications uses a dynamicly changing element
> JohnSmith@ix.netcom.com shows up in extended headers in form of
> JohnSmith@ix4.ix.netcom.com, then JohnSMithfirstname.lastname@example.org and so on.
> This extended, variable element changes in every single email from such user.
> Currently this user is bounced based on the longer form of dynamically
> changing address not matching the original ix.netcom.com form with which
> he joined the list.
> Any recommendations on how to deal with this variable field?
This isn't netcom's fault, it's the user's, who has probably not set up
his netscape mailer properly. "Netcruiser" (ix.netcom.com) accounts,
which should NOT be confused with Netcom shell (plain netcom.com)
accounts, are ALWAYS in the form email@example.com; any extra server
names can be -- and should be -- omitted to avoid bounces.
Netcom isn't the only one with this problem. I talked with Worldnet (ATT)
about the same problem. They say they "don't know why" (sigh) some user
addresses show up as firstname.lastname@example.org, and that the
postoffice server name may be safely deleted.
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