SPUG: Need a transparent email forwarding utility

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Wed Sep 17 07:47:58 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:56:15PM -0700, Fred Morris wrote:
> > 
> > I've already got the forwarding from System A in place, but the mail
> > that arrives at my System B is identified as coming from me at System-A
> > (using Outlook Express!), so replies go back to me there--not to the
> > originator of the Email, Person #42.
> Well that's your problem. You're expecting your MUA to "forward" (or actually 
> re-mail) messages, rather than having an MTA forward them. In general, it is 
> the MTA which should be performing the operation you are requesting... unless 
> you want the mail to come from the "person" of your intermediate MUA... 
> that's plain and simple the intended and generally understood semantics of 
> mail.
> Fred, internet plumber

Right, and I have been using formail to rewrite the From and Reply-to headers.
But in addition to doing that, I seem to need to remove most but not all of
the other headers and associated stuff added by the forwarding site to give
my reply a valid "envelope". That's where I'm having problems, because I don't
quite know what I'm doing.  Hence my interest in an easy solution! 8-}

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