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m : mailman-developers@python.org 24 October 2011 • 10:31PM -0400

Re: [Mailman-Developers] New RFC on using DKIM with MLMs
by Murray S. Kucherawy

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Eiloart [mailto:iane@suss...]
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:24 AM
> To: Murray S. Kucherawy
> Cc: mailman-developers@pyth...
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Developers] New RFC on using DKIM with MLMs
>
> > Isn't "hide" a function of the MUA, not the MLM or MTA?
>
> No. "Display" or "Expose" might be a function of the MUA. "Find" might
> be something that the user does. To hide something is to put it in a
> location where it's unlikely to be found.
>
> As long as you know that people aren't looking there (and they're not),
> putting information in a header (other than to, from subject and date)
> is "hiding".

My point is that if using header fields is the right way to encode this information in a protocol sense, then the issue is really that the MUAs need to expose that information somehow.

I have some trouble with the assertion that making the MLM and MTA do what we all agree is the right thing to do constitutes "hiding".
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