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Re: Strange behaviour with followers and e-mails

Martin Trigaux (mat)
- 05/07/2015 04:20:54

On 07/05/15 09:58, Alberto Luengo Cabanillas wrote:
> Thanks again for your answer, Martin.
> But this behaviour is a little bit confusing, isn't it? I mean, can't we
> have problems (even legal problems) by letting the system composes mails
> in the name of someone who didn't authorize it? (the original answer was
> addressed exclusively to 'catchall', not to 'customer@'...)

When I reply to this mailing list, I send my email to, still, I let system sends an email in my name
to all the subscribers of the mailing list.
When I reply to a github email notification, it will post a message in
my name to every follower of an issue.
I don't think it's an issue, a lot of softwares do the same.

However we don't send email "in the name of someone who didn't authorize
it" as you sent the email to catchall in the first place.
Keep in mind that email is not a very secure technology and easily
forgeable (but that's another issue...)

Martin Trigaux
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