From: God@heaven.af.mil To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: take care of this guy, willya? > From: email@example.com > To: God@heaven.af.mil > Subject: MAKE MONEY FAST > > A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!822 specifies one mechanism, namely Resent-* fields:
Resent-From: God@heaven.af.mil Resent-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Resent-Subject: take care of this guy, willya? From: email@example.com To: God@heaven.af.mil Subject: MAKE MONEY FAST A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!This format effectively splices the new recipient into the old recipient list. Any 822 reader has immediate access to the original message. A reader that knows about Resent-* fields could provide a separate display of those fields, without the Resent- prefix, to show how the message was forwarded.
The new recipient might forward the message to someone else. 822bis allows multiple batches of Resent-* fields, treated the same way as Received fields: each new Resent-* field is added to the top of the message.
I recommend against using the Resent-* mechanism. For mailing lists it conveys no useful information. For manual forwarding it runs into practical problems: if the original Received fields are not stripped then the message often bumps into MTA Received-line limits; if the original Received fields are stripped then useful information has been lost. Furthermore, many users never see the Resent-* fields and are surprised to receive messages that were not addressed to them.