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>>>>> "LM" == Leslie Mikesell <les@Mcs.Net> writes:
LM> There is a legimate difference of opinion as to whether mailing
LM> lists exist as an extension of the sender's mailer or as an agent
LM> for the list manager.
According to RFC822, Sender headers are generated when an agent other than
the originator is responsible for submitting the message to the network.
When the sender and originator are the same then a Sender header ABSOLUTELY
MUST NOT be generated -- Sender headers are only generated when the
originator and sender are not the same entity. Majordomo generates Sender
headers on mail that is submitted to mailing lists. Assuming that it is
functioning correctly, Majordomo does so because it is acting as the
submission agent, ultimately responsible for the final submission of the
message to the network.
Under these conditions, Majordomo cannot be both the originator and sender,
and it clearly is not an originator because it is not composing messages --
Majordomo is not writing this particular message, that is for certain.
That means that Majordomo cannot be anything but the submission agent.
Take it for what it is worth, but the only "legitimacy" behind any other
interpretation is an ignorant desire to break RFC822 because of people too
lazy to learn how to properly use their MUAs.
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