[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 14:21:30 CET 2012

Hello Remco and Jerome, 

FWIW, with Microsoft Outlook Express under WinXP, to view your responses, I must explicitly open (Remco's 666 byte/Jerome's 549
byte) attached body documents in an editor;

alternately, I can display the message properties:

   Alt+Enter    ==> display properties
   Ctrl+Tab     ==> move to the details page
   Alt+M        ==> show message source
   Alt+Space, x ==> maximize
   Page Down    ==> to begin viewing your actual reply.

With Microsoft Outlook 2010, you messages appear more easily BUT are also shown as attachments.

Thank you both for replying:

Remco  "Or filter on the List-Id header perhaps. That one is always set when you 
        receive mail from the mail list."

{GL} this would work, BUT I already have very many filters for other purposes, plus, if others would address messages as per my
suggestion, the filter would be unnecessary; likely many users have no idea as to how to set a filter.

Remco  "(Also, apply such a filter then before any spam blocking on empty To: lines etc.)"

{GL}  Remco, you've missed my point ... spam blocking also occurs for many individuals at or before your incoming e-mail ever gets
downloaded to their computer.

Jerome  "FWIW, (MIME) e-mail does really have a To: and a Cc: field. It also has
         an implied Bcc: field (not on To: or Cc:). Behind the scenes, To:, Cc:,
         and Bcc: are ALL simply FIELDS."

{GL}  is that not what, for all intents and purposes, i wrote?

      > 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.

      if the sender's e-mail client did not add the FIELDS, the recipient would see NOTHING for To:, Cc:, Bcc.

      if the sender is NOT using an e-mail client (i.e., sending manually),
      she/he would
         (a) type RCPT-TO xxxxx
      for each intended recipient.  E-mail client software also must insert RCPT-TO.
      She/he could add the FIELDS to the beginning of the message body;
      FIELDS do not in the raw data exist outside of the message body.


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