Reply-To-Meaning Proposal

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (drums WG)
Author Chris Newman 
Last updated 1997-12-03
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This is a candidate proposal for one way which the problems with the reply-to header in email could be resolved. Under no circumstances should this be implemented as it is only a candidate for a solution and no decision has yet been made. This proposal distinguishes the different incompatible uses of the Reply-To header with a new Reply-To-Meaning header. This has the advantage of being relatively simple, not invalidating most current practices and allowing mail user agents to present more predictable user interfaces.


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