Confusion about a statement in the FAQ

Anthony Papillion anthony at
Sun Sep 11 06:51:05 CEST 2016

On 9/10/2016 6:04 PM, Claus Assmann wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2016, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> I send an email to someone using Gmail, how does Gmail route it if the
>> headers are encrypted? Or would the "to" be one of those things not
> You might want to read the RFCs about e-mail: headers are not
> used for mail routing, the envelope is (just like "snail-mail").

I've been using email for nearly 20 years and TIL something new. I've
never read the RFC before now. Thanks for the pointer. Pretty cool.


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