Closed Bug 29067 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

Sender support

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Backend, defect, P3)

x86
Windows 98
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED INVALID

People

(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: phil)

Details

If you recieve a meeting mail sent from Outlook and forward this mail to a 
Mozilla account you new mail will look something like this:

---
From: OutlookSender <out@gemal.dk>
Sender: OutlookReciever <in@gemal.dk>
To: Mozilla <mozilla@gemal.dk>
---

Meaning that the origional mail was sent from "OutlookSender <out@gemal.dk>" to 
"OutlookReciever <in@gemal.dk>" who then forwarded to "Mozilla 
<mozilla@gemal.dk>"

In Outlook I think they call it "On behalf mails"

When reading the forwarded mail in Mozilla it shows up like the From is 
"OutlookSender <out@gemal.dk>" when in fact the real sender of the forwarded 
mail is "OutlookReciever <in@gemal.dk>"

Does this just happen because Outlook brakes the specs?
It sounds to me like you're descibing "secretary-sent" in the language of 
RFC 822, section A.2. If it's true that OutlookSender is the executive who gets 
his/her secretary to send his email for him/her, and OutlookReceiver is the 
secretary, then I think we're doing the right thing. 

If Outlook shows the Sender rather than the From, and there's no Reply-To in the 
headers, than they're doing the wrong thing with respect to RFC 822.

As I understand your scenario, this bug is invalid, but let me know if I've 
misunderstood.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
What Phil said was correct...no response from Henrik in three months regarding 
whether Phil was understanding correctly, so verifying...
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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