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


On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 02:08:40PM -0000, Curt wrote:
> 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?

Let's see.
kmail, balsa, evolution - basically anything that's either shipped with
DE, or written with "Modern App" approach in mind.

> 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.

mutt's happy to bounce without /usr/bin/sendmail too.