Warning: could not send message for past 4 hours

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Mon Jun 9 19:59:22 PDT 1997

Greg Stark writes:
 > The reason these error messages are going to the list is probably because the
 > list is setting "Reply-To" to point to kaffe at kaffe.org. This is incorrect.
 > Lists should not set a "Reply-To" header. If you want you could add an
 > "Errors-To" header and there are a few other headers that are appropriate for
 > lists, but "Reply-To" is intended for the actual author to be able to suggest
 > a better address than the "From" address for replies. (not followups).

   Yeah, but the real culprit is the braindead
sendmail's that send you those stupid messages.
The main problem with not setting the Reply-to
header is that you end up Cc'ing everybody in a
thread if you don't trim the headers yourself.
There is no good solution to all of this.


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