[Oberon] another fault involving SMTP?

Duke Normandin dukeofperl at ml1.net
Sun Oct 17 22:32:37 MEST 2010

On Sun, 17 Oct 2010, peasthope at shaw.ca wrote:

> Folk,
> 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.

I'm replying using Al(pine). No bcc showed up in the headers - as
should be. Only the sender and recipient of the bcc should be aware of
its existence. Didn't see it using emacs/RMAIL either. HTH

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