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Re: Interaction between "editheader" and "redirect"
Ned Freed wrote:
Philip recently posted draft-ietf-sieve-editheader-08.txt. Below is the
summary of changes done to address interaction between "editheader" and
"redirect". I would like to quickly confirm that the changes are fine
Additional text in section 4 (Action deleteheader):
If an script uses the deleteheader action to remove "Received"
header fields and then performs a "redirect" action, the
implementation SHOULD NOT send the outgoing message with fewer
Received header fields than the original message. If the
implementation does not permit that for the involved script, it
is implementation defined what Received header fields are present
in such an outgoing message. The above overrides the requirement
on Received header fields in RFC-ietf-sieve-3028bis-12 section
I see three ways to implement this:
(1) Don't allow editheader actions on Received: fields, period.
(2) Silently ignore any deletions made to Recieved: fields when redirect
(3) Add in enough dummy Received: field to keep the count from going
I'm going with option (2), but I have to question whether we really
allow (3). It sure sounds like a bad idea to me.
I agree that we don't want to encourage (3).
Can we rephrase the text to say that if an implementation allows
deletion of the Received headers, it MUST implement some other kind of
The following paragraph in section 5 (Interaction with Other Sieve
All other actions that store or send the message MUST do so with
the current set of header fields.
was replaced with:
With the exception of the special handling of "redirect" and
"Received" header fields described above, all other actions that
store or send the message MUST do so with the current set of
What about actions that result in a DSN or MDN that returns content? I
think it is a good idea to use the modified message in such cases.
I agree that "reject" should be excluded from this rule as well.
I can interpret "send" as including or excluding such operations so I
this could be a bit clearer.