[thelist] Re: mail signatures

Kevin Martin evolt at brasscannon.net
Fri Jan 4 16:12:58 CST 2002

Quoth "spinhead" <evolt at spinhead.com> quoting moi:
> > Your email program should use it to *strip signatures when composing
> > replies*.  If it does not do that it is broken, regardless of any other
> > capabilities it may boast.
> Interesting bit. Where does this come from? (I'm genuinely curious, even if
> it sounds like I'm saying 'Says who?')

Fair question.  Per Dr. John Stockton's page at www.merlyn.demon.co.uk,

"For the consensus recommendation, see Son-of-RFC1036 section 4.3.2, end; 
also RFC1855, a.k.a. FYI28."  The custom originated in netnews but is 
generally considered applicable to mail as well.  In RFC-speak it's a 
SHOULD rather than a MUST but it's still a darn good idea.

And I just found another 90K or so of PWC disclaimers I missed on my 
first pass.  Time to send them a bill, I think. :-)

Kevin "digger" Martin <evolt at brasscannon.net>

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