[Mimedefang] Rejecting e-mails with blank CC: and Reply-To:

Scott Nelson sbnelson at thermeon.com
Wed Apr 11 14:46:05 EDT 2012

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:21 PM, kd6lvw at yahoo.com wrote:

> Why would you WANT to let these through?  

We need the information contained in them!?!

> The only header which is permitted (and in fact required after MSA processing) to have a blank data field is "BCC:"  Therefore, to permit these headers above to be blank violates the message format standard.

I would have thought that BCC would be stripped off the message altogether...

> These messages should be rejected, and since they are, your server is behaving properly.

I thought the internet way was to "...be liberal in what you accept..."!
However, I will complain to the sender, if I can find a way to get to them (a no-reply from address).

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