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Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:16:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Currently, the default envelope from address (aka. SMTP "MAIL FROM") in
smtpmail is `user-mail-address'.  The user can change this by changing
some rather confusing variables called `mail-specify-envelope-from' and

I wonder whether a more sensible default here would be to use the From:
address in the buffer being sent.  Some MTAs filter on the MAIL FROM,
and only allow access based on a filter, and people adjust their From:
headers to reflect that.

For instance, when they are at work with their laptops, they use "From:
address@hidden", and at home "From: address@hidden".

I have no idea whether changing this default will break more stuff than
it would help, though.  Thoughts?

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