[META] please start To: with gnupg-users at gnupg.org, i.e.: To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

gerry lowry +1 705 250-0112 alliston ontario canada gerry.lowry at abilitybusinesscomputerservices.com
Sat Jan 28 12:49:27 CET 2012

       gnupg-users at gnupg.org

This is not directed at any one individual;
also, other mailing lists have the same problem imho.

Ideally, (my ideal), the generic "one" would simply address e-mails to gnupg-users at gnupg.org as

(a)    To:  gnupg-users at gnupg.org

nothing more, nothing less.

Such an addressing scheme makes it easy to filter and order gnupg-users at gnupg.org e-mails.

Instead, there's substantial variation, examples:

(b)   To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
      Cc: x at y.tld

(c)   To: x at y.tld
      Cc: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

(d)   To: 
      Cc: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

(e)   To: x at y.tld, gnupg-users at gnupg.org

(f)   To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org, x at y.tld

(b) and (f) are not such a problem for filtering and/or ordering
because they are similar to (a).

(c), (d), and (e) do not filter/order well.

(d) is the worst form imho because e-mails without a To: component
are the most likely to end up in one's spam folder; in some cases,
depending on one's isp, such e-mails might not even be delivered
to one's client pc, i.e., they might be rejected at some mail
server's gateway.

FWIW, e-mail does not really have a To:, Cc:, or Bcc: field;
all three are embellishments added by the e-mail client software.
Behind the scenes, To:, Cc:, and Bcc: are ALL simply RCPT-TO.

Please, and thank you.

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