On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, David W. Tamkin wrote:
> Rick wrote,
> > I spoke with one systems administrator who said that my messages were
> > being received with PRECEDENCE=NORMAL, and the sysadmin uses that to
> > gauge who gets an auto-responder.
I've heard that before, too. It was one of the few postmaster responses I
got from pointing people to my rant. Basically, the short answer is that
that is the capability that is built into MS-Exchange. They needed to
defend their software choice.
> I sent my stuff out with Precedence: list, so if that had happened on
> any of my lists I would never have known. But if I found out I'd have
> certainly given that admin the URL to Jeff's rant.
That is why you aren't seeing this much on the lists you manage.
MS-Exchange does test for "Precedence: list".
So far, nothing in this discussion has made me think to weaken or soften
my rant. Indeed, if I ever actually get around to updating content, I
will more heavily emphasize the importance of checking for recipient
address in recipient headers. And I will raise the option of limiting
that match just to "To".
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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