> My opinion is that it doesn't really buy anyone anything, and that the
> list-headers proposal buys much more. Regardless of my opinion, I intend
> to support the RFC by making -requests mandatory in the aliases that
> Majordomo 2 generates (once I get around to making it generate aliases).
Having gotten my share of whacked out bounce messages, I can report that
there are far too many mail systems with gateways to the Internet that hide
or discard any headers they don't understand, so that no matter how many
helpful X-List-Info: type headers you add, it won't help because they
won't see them.
The script I use to create my lists on 1.94.3+qmail (available on request, or
I'll post it if there's a lot of interest) creates the -request address, and
it does get used. Even if someone sends a random text message, the robot's
response is usually enough to get them pointed in the right direction.
As the clue quotient of Internet users descends to that of the overall
non-technical populace, we need to give them every opportunity to solve their
own problems, even if we know that they're not doing it the best way.
John Levine, email@example.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
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