Re: history of using a comment for display-name?

Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com> Tue, 13 March 2001 05:45 UTC

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From: Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com>
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Subject: Re: history of using a comment for display-name?
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Quoting Larry Osterman <larryo@Exchange.Microsoft.com>om>, who wrote:
> And then there's my old friend (used by a popular client at one point)
> 
> From: Foo@domain (Return Reciept Requested)
> 
> And if anyone cares (and probably nobody does), this is why Microsoft
> Exchange explicitly ignores the "names in comments" convention - Before
> we shipped Exchange 4.0 we promoted the comment field to the "phrase"
> (if none was given) but one of our customers was using the
> "RRR-in-a-comment" client, so we pulled the functionality).

I care, I just implemented the same thing 3 hours ago!

Should I back out my changes? Is it really that common? Is it mostly a
problem for clients that hide the email address from you, and just show
the display-name if it's present?

Sam

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Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com> (http://www.emyr.net/Sam)