reflector email headers
0002501752 at mcimail.com
Fri Jan 27 16:00:00 PST 1995
TO: ATA Reflector NOT SENT TO: ATAPI Reflector
Fibre Channel Reflector SSA Reflector
HIPPI Reflector ESCON Reflector
SCSI Reflector FC-IP Reflector
SFF Reflector Others I forgot I am on....
FROM: Dal Allan (dal_allan at mcimail.com)
In an email over the ATA and ATAPI reflectors, Rick Kalish mentioned a
concern he has with sender identification in the headers. I thought it was
me that had the problem on MCI Mail of not knowing where email was coming
from, but it appears to be more widespread. He also said:
> I hope this does not generate lots of reflector traffic...
Too late, Rick.
Only one reflector tells me it is the source, the FC-AE reflector. This
means that for all the others, one has to guess by content which reflector
the email was distributed over since they show only originator information.
Here are a few examples from today's email to illustrate the point:
FC-AE From: fc ae
HIPPI From: BROAD BAND COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS
SFF From: Trimm Industries
SCSI From: Bob Snively
ATAPI From: Neil Sugie
ATA From: RKalish
Fibre Channel From: roger cummings
This situation makes it difficult to know whether the contents are private
or public. As we are all discrete about private correspondence, the thought
of making a mistake and blasting a reply back to a reflector instead of the
individual should concern everyone.
Might I add my voice to Rick's request? It would be a great improvement if
the writer identified the reflector address(es) being broadcast over as part
of the email, and included his/her name as originator.
This is not being sent to all the reflectors, because this is about as close
to junk email as you can get and I want to irritate the least number of
people (no, I am not mellowing in my old age, but I have just returned from
extended R&R). Yeah, I know, what I am asking is very easy to forget, and I
will probably be amongst the first who fail to follow the suggestion....
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