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Guerri Stevens
June 2nd, 2005, 05:27 AM
Dan, I don't know the internal workings of the TAPCIS software. It has to
interact with CompuServe's HMI interface. The From and Reply To are
included in the stuff at the end of Email messages, at least as I see them.
But I don't know whether TAPCIS scans that material to decide what it
should put in the "from" line or not. And I don't know, but I *think* that
some of what appears in a CompuServe Mail message can be controlled by a
user's settings.

TAPCIS may depend on some information provided by the HMI interface, and I
don't know whether the HMI interface provides both the From and Reply To
information or not.

To really work properly, TAPCIS should include both the Reply To and From
addresses in its Email headers. But since it only provides one piece of
information about the message's sender, I am assuming it has to use the
Reply To address so that replies can go to the correct place, whether by
its choice or the HMI's choice.

I scanned back over a few messages, and most do have *some* name in the
From line. In some cases it is a whole name; in some it is just a surname
(last name). In Judy Madnick's, there is no name at all, just an Email
address. I don't know if there are others like that or not.

For me, this is all a temporary irritation. Once I get everything set up
with the TAPCIS.COM forum, I will no longer forward Coryphaeus messages to
my CompuServe Email address. And eventually I will close my CompuServe
account entirely; there is no longer anything there for me.

Guerri



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email@judyandstu.com
June 2nd, 2005, 07:27 AM
----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Guerri Stevens" <guerri (AT) compuserve (DOT) com>

<< In Judy Madnick's, there is no name at all, just an Email
<< address.

Thanks to my email program. <sigh>

Judy Madnick



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Daniel B. Widdis
June 2nd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Guerri Stevens wrote:

> I scanned back over a few messages, and most do have *some* name in the
> >From line. In some cases it is a whole name; in some it is just a surname
> (last name). In Judy Madnick's, there is no name at all, just an Email
> address. I don't know if there are others like that or not.

That's a function of the sender's email client (and/or its setup)

Dan (at an internet cafe and loving a keyboard for a few minutes)




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Mike
June 2nd, 2005, 03:21 PM
But I don't know whether TAPCIS scans that material to decide what it should put in the "from" line or not. [...] I
don't know whether the HMI interface provides both the From and Reply To
information or not.

Nope. The HMI interface tells TAPCIS the "From" and "To" for the message. TAPCIS uses what it is given. CompuServe mail historically has only had "From" and "To," without a "Reply-to." Someone within CompuServe made the decision to override the "From" with the "Reply-to" in the situation where the latter exists. I would presume it's because all CompuServe clients use the *given* "From" address whenever the user invokes the reply function. I think this is one of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" issues.

If a user has Internet headers enabled, then s/he can inspect them to get more information.