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From David B Funk <>
Subject Re: vbounce does not catch qmail bounces
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:25:16 GMT
On Thu, 5 Jun 2008, Arvid Ephraim Picciani wrote:

> On Thursday 05 June 2008 23:34:42 mouss wrote:
> > the Message-id must be supplied by the MUA.
> RFC 2822 says:  "every message SHOULD have a "Message-ID:" field."
> i can't find the addition "except the origin is a pre stoneage qmail server"
> here.
> Well.... it says "SHOULD".  So actually your system is supposed to handle a
> non existing message id gracefully and qmail gets away once again.

However RFC-2821, section 6.3 (Compensating for Irregularities) says
that the originating SMTP server may add a message-id field when none
appears. So if qmail is the first SMTP server to fondle the message
it could/(should?) add a message-id.

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