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Re: package submission policy

On Tue, 17 May 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 03:37:54PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 03:34:23PM -0400, Schulman.Andrew wrote:
> >>Thanks, this is helpful.
> >>
> >>Larry Hall <cygwin-apps-lh>
> >>05/17/2005 03:26 PM
> >>Please respond to
> >>Cygwin List <cygwin-apps>
> >>
> >>To
> >>Andrew Schulman/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, cygwin-apps
> >>cc
> >
> >
> Yes, I just realized that I did this, too, in my response.
> The use of the email address in the "On Tue, ...  wrote:" is for the
> same reason as was previously mentioned.  If the From: address does
> not contain a real name, then mutt defaults to using only the email
> address.

IMO, this is a mutt bug (or, rather, a mis-feature).  Pine used to have
this behavior, but there was a way of configuring it to strip away the
@hostname part in this case.  Mutt should have a way of doing this.

> I think we need a new acronym for "Please configure your mailer to
> provide a full name in From" PCYMTPAFNIF but I suspect all of this
> email client stuff is just a losing battle.

There was a thread on this last December, IIRC.  The conclusion was that
it's the responsibility of the replying mailer to quote the address
correctly, even if fullname isn't provided.
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