Re: empty quoted strings and other oddities

"Charles Lindsey" <chl@clw.cs.man.ac.uk> Mon, 07 October 2002 11:12 UTC

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From: "Charles Lindsey" <chl@clw.cs.man.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: empty quoted strings and other oddities
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In <p0510031db9c2ed7c528f@[130.237.161.114]> Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> writes:

>In early mail systems, it was allowed to specify a
>recipient address with only the local name. This would
>then default to the sender's domain. Thus,

>From: John@duckville.org
>To: Mary

>would default to

>From: John@duckville.org
>To: Mary@duckville.org

>This is not allowed any more, but some local UA-MTA
>might still allow this technique.

Are you sure this is not allowed? My local UA-MTA (dtmail-sendmail)
certainly allows if, and sendmail.cf automatically cleans it up before
letting it be seen in the outside world.

The incomplete form never gets seen on any "wire". So is any standard
violated in that case?

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