[ietf-dkim] Re: on the suitability of the From header field
arvel at altn.com
Sat Aug 13 18:26:45 PDT 2005
> I strongly disagree.
Help me understand. You disagree with what? With the assertion that
end-users consider the
RFC2822.From as the message sender?
> If end-users today are accustomed to thinking the message was
> sent by RFC2822.From, they will need to berr educated, and
> they may also need better MUAs that make the distinction clear.
That would be nice. But, that's not something we have the power to achieve.
I wouldn't even want that job.
> But I don't think most end-users are this naive or incapable of
> understanding the difference. Mailing lists, for example, do not
> follow this convention. Nor do forwarded messages. Neither
> one of these seems to result in a great deal of user confusion.
In all these cases the messages have a FROM header. Look, I just asked my
wife "Who sent this message?" She told me "Keith Moore did". I asked, "How
do you know that?" "Because it says so right there" (pointing to the FROM
in my Outlook Express. "That's what is says right there." I asked, "Would
it change your concept of who sent it if I told you this was a mailing
list?" "No." "What if I said this was a forwarded message?" "No." So,
none of that matters. What's in the FROM is who sent the message in the
eyes of email consuming humanity.
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