rancid email Precedence

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Jun 10 00:54:17 UTC 2005

Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:46:48AM -0400, Joe Provo:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 04:34:15PM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> [snip]
> > This is sort of a catch-22 though.  The mailing list software is
> > configured to /dev/null Precedence: bulk, because other things that might
> > send junk mail to it would [ideally] use that precedence.  rancid mail
> > isn't junk...and if we have someone stupid enough to setup a broken
> > vacation, I'll take care of it/them.
> > 
> > What if there were a config switch in rancid that could be turned off if
> > you plan to gateway it into a mailing list?  Our current setup has rancid
> > emailing the various group aliases, which I was forwarding into our noc
> > mailing list...now I pipe them through formail to remove the Precedence:
> > bulk before forwarding to the list...that way I don't have to rely on
> > custom hacks to our copy of rancid.
> I would imagine most folks do send their mailed data to one or more
> lists. We do. The right place to fix it is the mailing list software,
> since it is a 'known set' of data coming from static sources. Which
> is what it sounds like you did.

I agree with joe, this seem broken.

however, how about a general mail_headers variable which could be used
not only to zero the default Precedence header but add other "tags" or
X- style headers?

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