[Oberon] another fault involving SMTP?

peasthope at shaw.ca peasthope at shaw.ca
Sun Oct 17 21:33:24 MEST 2010


Imagine I send a message to these addresses.
  to: cougar at mountains.org
  bcc: goat at mountains.org
In MacOS both recipients see both addresses in the header.  
In MS-Win each recipient sees only his or her address.  

According to my very limited understanding of SMTP, this 
is a fault of the SMTP server.  A bcc: recipient should 
receive only his/her own address.  A to: or cc: recipient 
should not receive bcc: addresses.  Whether or not a 
receiving system shows bcc: addresses is a secondary 
argument.  Can anyone confirm this or correct my misunderstanding?

As an additional test this message is addressed 
  To: oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch
  bcc: eagle at mountains.org
If the Shaw SMTP server transmits it, I'm curious to 
know whether the eagle at mountains.org is in the header.

Thanks for any help,       ... Peter E.
Telephone 1 360 450 2132.  7785886232 is gone.
Shop pages http://carnot.yi.org/ accessible as long as the old 
drives survive; installation of NetBSD on new drives pending.
Personal pages, http://members.shaw.ca/peasthope/ .

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