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Re: What to do about spam in debian-user [was: Your Password Reset Link from CorrLinks]




On 2019-02-22, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 09:37:06AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> (2) Mutt has a feature that lets you send an EXACT copy of a message
>>> to a different address, preserving all of the headers and content
>>> verbatim.  Mutt calls this "bouncing".
>>
>>If this is such a good feature, why is mutt the only agent doing it?
>
> It isn't. But it's not a common feature, in common mailers. It's
> analogous to a power tool. All mutt is really doing is feeding the mail
> to /usr/bin/sendmail, and specifying the address to which you want it
> sent on the sendmail command-line. It relies upon you having a properly
> configured /usr/bin/sendmail interface (which is provided by, for
> example, Exim — not just Sendmail). The same result can be achieved with
> a procmail recipe, or a shell script, if you have access to the raw
> mail.


What Linux mail user agents lack this feature, if it is uncommon?  It
rather seems to be an ubiquitous property, either natively, as a
plugin (Thunderbird), or as configurable possibility (Claws Mail
'Actions', etc).

I'd also point out that, at least in Alpine, the feature does not depend
on or require the use of an external MTA such as sendmail, Exim, etc.