PCYMTNQREAIYR Please Configure Your Mailer To Not Quote Raw E-mail Addresses In Your Replies.

Elvin Peterson elvin_peterson@yahoo.com
Mon Jul 12 16:53:00 GMT 2004

--- Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, Elvin Peterson wrote:
> > --- Larry Hall wrote:
> > > Lots of email clients do this automatically.
> >
> > This should be done server side, by the mailing
> list
> > manager.  If you subscribe to any of the
> sourceforge
> > lists, you will know that they do this
> automatically.
> > Much better than requesting each person to do it
> > everytime (something always gets through and then
> it
> > is spam city).
> Elvin,
> This wasn't an arbitrary decision.  Both ways have
> been tried, and, in
> general, it was not possible to reliably munge
> e-mail addresses (and
> *only* e-mail addresses) in the archived messages. 
> This garbled the
> message contents, and so was turned off.  The
> headers are still munged...
> There might be a way to find and match just the
> reply lead-ins (e.g., "On
> some date, John Doe <jdoe@example.com> wrote:", or

This form should cover almost all the cases, and the
PCYMTNQREAIYR messages can be limited to those special
cases where violations occur.

> are varied enough that it's probably not possible. 

I suppose this was an issue a few years ago when
people used a large variety of software, but today
most mail readers use the first form.

> If anyone feels it's a
> hassle to double-check their e-mail software, but
> minds receiving the
> '#PCYMTNQREAIYR' link, they should feel free to try
> fixing the munging
> rules. 

Lots of software doesn't give much control to the user
(especially the web based ones).  However, this would
easily be fixed as they are invariably in the
<word@word> form.

>From CGF's reply, it seems like a proprietary solution
is being used for mailing list management (this is the
point where I would plug Open Source software :-)), so
this whole discussion is rather pointless.

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