Information in email headers

Information in email headers

Post by Richard Stein » Thu, 07 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:>I hope this isn't too off-topic.  I've always wondered why mail programs
>feel it is necessary to include in the mail header what operating system
>the user is running.  What is the point of this?


I know that some folks actively gather newsreader statistics from the
X-Newsreader header, but that wouldn't apply to most mailers.

Quote:>Why advertise to everyone in the world what version of Linux we are

I don't.  :-)


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