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Re: Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Default for the envelope From in smtpmail.el
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:15:10 -0400
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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> 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.

This was an eminently sensible suggestion from July last year.
Please could it be now be implemented.

The current default is dumb and can lead to confusing failure modes
("553 From: address not verified").

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