[ILUG] Re: Multidrop Mail
lhecking at nmrc.ie
Sat Sep 16 16:14:04 IST 2000
> For example:
> To: "Paul" <school at eircom.net>
> To: "John" <school at eircom.net>
> To: "Brian" <school at eircom.net>
> All these E-mails are addressed to the same E-mail addresses, but the
> personal name
> should allow me to drop these into seperate mail boxes Internally.
> Outgoing mail should
> have a similar format for the "From:" field.
This is ultimately unreliable. You cannot rely on the presence of
RFC-822 comments in headers. Secondly, there could be old-style
To: school at eircom.net (Paul)
Thirdly, there are CC's. And four, this is where it all fails: Bcc's.
Everything that involves not giving everyone their owm, unique
address is a maintenance nightmare. Stay away from it. All you need
is your gateway box as primary MX, your ISP's mailhost as secondary,
and that is that.
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