[horde] Feature Request - allow envelope-sender to equal envelop-to on reply.
Michael M Slusarz
slusarz at horde.org
Wed Jun 15 16:37:58 UTC 2011
Quoting Simon Brereton <simon.brereton at buongiorno.com>:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michael M Slusarz [mailto:slusarz at horde.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:22 PM
>> Quoting Simon Brereton <simon.brereton at buongiorno.com>:
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: horde-bounces at lists.horde.org [mailto:horde-
>> >> bounces at lists.horde.org] On Behalf Of Michael M Slusarz
>> >> > My mail server (in common with several others) allows for a
>> >> delimiting
>> >> > character, everything after which is ignored (by default in
>> >> > it's a +, but you can change this).. So that user at domain.com is
>> >> the
>> >> > same as user+identifier at domain.com
>> >> >
>> >> > I find myself using this more and more often, not just to file
>> >> mail,
>> >> > but also to track which sites are sharing my email address.
>> >> > However, the value in this is nullified when I have to respond
>> >> an
>> >> > email and the sender becomes user at domain.com
>> >> >
>> >> > Would it be possible to add a feature to IMP that says if you
>> >> an
>> >> > email delivered to user at domain.com but envelope-to is
>> >> > user+identifier at domain.com, that the envelope-sender
>> >> > becomes user+identifier at domain.com?
>> >> This works just fine with IMP 5. Responding, e.g., to a message
>> >> foo+bar at example.com correctly sets the To: address on the compose
>> >> message to foo+bar at example.com.
>> >> > Also, if it would be possible to specify what the delimiter is
>> >> my
>> >> > case it's non-standard).
>> >> To the extent this doesn't already work, no. Why would you need
>> >> anyway? Such e-mail tags are meant to be transparent to everyone
>> >> outside of the local MTA anyway.
>> > Because generally, I use this feature with shady sites/companies
>> > not yet sure I want to entrust my email address to.
>> > So for example, if I sign up to horde.org with user-
>> horde at domain.com I
>> > want to be able to respond to emails addressed to
>> > user-horde at domain.com with that address to avoid revealing the real
>> > address. user-horde at domain.com can then be blocked later if needs
>> > be and I don't have to worry about them also having knowledge of
>> > user at domain.com with which to continue their now unwanted
>> > communications.
>> Setup an identity specifically for "user-foo at domain.com" in Horde's
> Probably, I should have mentioned that I am aware of that route -
> but with anything more than 5 such accounts, that would become
> unworkable (and I probably have 20-odd such strings out in the wild
> at the moment).
> If it works for replying to email with foo+bar as the envelope
> sender (not that there isn't a valid reason why it shouldn't -
> unless I misunderstood your earlier point), why can't it work for
> replying to email with foo+bar as envelope-to?
How would that work with e-mail addresses that are aliased? For
example, root mail is aliased to my account on my local machine. If I
ever do get a message addressed to root that I need to respond to, I
obviously don't want to respond as root - I want to respond as a real
person (namely, me).
This is exactly why tied addresses exist. If you have a large number
of aliases, it seems to me the correct solution would be to implement
wild cards for the identity addresses. If you implemented that, we
would be more than willing to take a look for incorporation into the
Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]
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