[OSM-dev] RFC 3834 compliance of auto-generated OSM mails?
robin.paulson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 20:32:47 GMT 2008
On 06/01/2008, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> > Unfortunately the OSM confirmation mail is not easily recognizable as an
> > auto-generated mail. RFC 3834, section 5 defines a header, named
> > 'Auto-Submitted' where you can tag if a mail is auto-generated or not.
> > Adding it to a mailscript is rather trivial and it would make a lot of
> > sysadmins (incl. me) a bit happier :-)
> > http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3834.txt
> This probably just hasn't been done because nobody thought of it. The
> source code for the web page is available at
> svn.openstreetmap.org/sites/rails_port (yes, it's RoR). If you'd
> submit a patch for the relevant parts (and while you're at it, fix
> anything else E-Mail related that seems odd to you), I'm sure this
> would be most welcome.
while you're at it, could you remove the [OSM-talk] or [OSM-dev] that
is prepended to the subject of each e-mail? we live in an age of
e-mail clients with powerful filtering capabilities, and the need for
this header just isn't there, it adds nothing but noise
plus, i'm sure it's against some e-mail standard to mangle the subject
as set by the sender
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