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Bug#202908: marked as forwarded (X-Debbugs-Cc: might work harder to prun

Subject: Bug#202908: marked as forwarded X-Debbugs-Cc: might work harder to prune headers
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 09:34:47 -0800
Your message dated Wed, 3 Jan 2007 17:44:52 +0100 (CET)
with message-id <[email protected]>
has caused the Debian Bug report #202908,
regarding X-Debbugs-Cc: might work harder to prune headers
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Pine Bugs <[email protected]>.

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Subject: pine behaviour regarding Resent-To
From: Santiago Vila
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 17:44:52 +0100 CET

A lot of time ago (I apologize for taking so long to process this report),
Ross Boylan sent a bug against bugs.debian.org, but in the end, it happened
to be more a bug in the way pine handles Resent-* headers.

I'll try to summarize:

Colin Watson points out that RFC 2822 says:

   Note: When replying to a resent message, replies behave just as they
   would with any other message, using the original "From:",
   "Reply-To:", "Message-ID:", and other fields.  The resent fields are
   only informational and MUST NOT be used in the normal processing of

However pine sometimes uses the address in the Resent-To field as well.

Example: If I reply to this message:

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Resent-To: [email protected]
Subject: Some subject

Some body.

pine asks "Include original message in Reply?" and then "Reply to all
recipients?". If the answer to the second question is "yes", then pine
will compose a message like this:

To      : [email protected]
Cc      : [email protected],
          [email protected]

which RFC 2822 says it must not happen.

So, to summarize: Adding [email protected] if one answer "yes" to the
question "Reply to all recipients?" seems to be fine, but adding
[email protected] is not.

Tested with pine 4.64.


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