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Re: mail-mode does not insert a date header

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: mail-mode does not insert a date header
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:01:46 +0200

> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:24:41 -0400
> From: address@hidden (Florian v. Savigny)
> A number of people have brought to my attention that my messages do
> not contain a "Date:" header. (As should be the case with this very
> message.) I can confirm this when I send messages to myself, and a
> check of my outbox confirms that this started in August 2012. I have
> no idea why.
> I could of course use (mail-rfc822-date) to set the Date header in
> mail-default-headers, but my feeling is that this is not how it is
> done (and certainly not how it worked on my system until summer
> 2012). Also, this would have the problem of setting the date when I
> start writing the message, not when I send it. (And sometimes, I store
> drafts for quite a while.)
> Can anybody tell me what I must be blatantly overlooking? Thank you so
> much!

Isn't the Date header inserted by the MTA, as opposed by the MUA?
When I compose mail, I don't see that header in the *mail* buffer, and
yet it magically appears on my mails when I look at them in the forums
where I post.

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