newspostuser --> To, but what about Reply-To?

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Feb 26 13:17:02 EST 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Ken Murchison wrote:
>> I finally got around to dealing with this.  I just committed a patch 
>> which does the following:
>> - use Followup-To (if exists) instead Newsgroups when constructing 
>> Reply-To
>> - strip any post addresses from Reply-To when feeding the article 
>> upstream (via NNTP or SMTP)
> These sound like good changes Ken, I look forward to testing them. Note 
> that there will always be problems with doing this sort of thing, you 
> can't cover all the possibilities :-)
> I just had a thought (no I'm not asking you do to more work, just 
> wondering): if a newsgroup message comes in (via fetchnews) that was 
> crossposted to two groups, one of which is _not_ mirrored into a local 
> IMAP folder, and then a user replies to the IMAP folder copy of that 
> message, will the additional newsgroup followup be "lost"? No big deal 
> if it is, just might be worth documenting.

It shouldn't be.  I never change the Newsgroups header, so once the 
article hits NNTP, it will propagate as usual.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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