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Re: Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:16:38 +0300

> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:16:22 +0200
> 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
> `mail-envelope-from'.
> 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?

I would suggest not to make any new-featurish changes at this point
that are not absolutely necessary.  We are just a couple of weeks from
the pretest -- do we really want to make Emacs as unstable as humanly
possible till then?

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