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Re: Make Message more RFC compliant

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Make Message more RFC compliant
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:04:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't understand why we need to remove the support code.  Making the
> variable obsolete is OK, but if there's someone out there whose bad
> habits die hard, or who needs to communicate with some weirdo mail
> software that requires this obsolete format, why not let them do it?
> Or am I missing something?

Well, sending emails with the old format is now apparently in violation
("SHOULD") of the relevant RFCs, and I think Emacs should be
standards-compliant when talking to other systems, and not generate
invalid emails.

If a user really really needs to send an invalid email, that's also easy
enough without Emacs having direct support for it: Just type in the From
header in the Message buffer, and Message will send out whatever you ask
it to.

We don't control (and don't want to control) what people are allowed to
do, but we can control what we generate.

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
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