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

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Feb 25 12:19:41 EST 2004 at wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>Any article which gets posted to Cyrus nntpd will have the post address
>>added to the Reply-To header, and this address will be present in the
>>article when it is transferred to the outside news peer.
> I thought I raised this concern, but it may have just been a mumble
> to myself, something I do way too often and it gets confusing.
> Anyway, yeah, I think it should be stripped before posting to peers.
> Even if you block it at the MTA, it'll no doubt cause confusion for
> those outside of your kingdom.

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)

Hopefully this will put the issue to rest.  Oh, I also leave the post 
address unqualified (no @domain), so even if an address squeaks through, 
it will be useless to anyone outside your domain.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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