Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 41192
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/22 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2006/1/1-4 [Computer/SW/Mail, Computer/SW/SpamAssassin] UID:41192 Activity:nil
1/1     Anyone ever have problems with procmail inserting a '>' in front of
        the 'From' field when it forwards email?  I haven't been able to
        figure out how to prevent this, not find any web info talking about
        it.  The insertion screws up mail-reading at the forwarded end
        (thunderbird does not separate out the subject and other fields any
        more).  Thanks!
        \_ It's probably sendmail, not procmail doing that.  And the problem
           is probably that you're attaching the original headers in the
           message body, instead of in the message header, or another From
           header is being added, so sendmail is escaping the From.
           \_ Yeah, looking at an email as received at csua and at the
              remote forward destination, it looks like in the process of
              procmail forwarding it wraps a new set of headers on top of
              the email.  I thought that it used to work fine without
              changing things like this, though?  Haven't been able to
              find any documentation that shines any light on modifying the
              behavior to forward the mail with original headers, though -op
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