All? Eudora? Not the copy that I have. OE? I don't think so, although I could be wrong.
There is if there are going to be outgoing headers generated by at least one well-established email client that contain "mail.domain.com" due to the settings you recommend.
Perhaps a bounce generated by Dream Host's servers would go to the "From" address, but I do believe that many servers prefer a Return-Path -- or even Errors-To address, if either is present. remember, we're talking about bounces being generated not only by Dream Host.
Yes, but we both know that doesn't mean there's not a problem.
To come across this:
1) a user would have to anticipate getting a bounce message, and realize that it hadn't been delivered.
2) the user's mail client or MTA would have to generate headers the same way my client and ISP do.
3) the user would have to be using the form mail.example.com (precluding those who use machinename.dreamhost.com in conjunction with a .forward file
3) the bounce would have to be generated by a server that prefers to bounce to the Return-Path or Errors-To rather than the From or Reply-To
So, because of all that -- especially having to expect an incoming bounce -- I wouldn't be surprised if no one caught it before.
Yes, I know; that's part of what I've been saying... that would be part of the problem for those whose MUAs and/or MTAs generate headers like mine do.
I'm going to do some tests of my own to try to find out which headers are generated by Claris Emailer and which are generated by speakeasy.net.
Heh... Haven't tried Claris Emailer, have you? It sucks least of all. That's why so many people still use it, even though it's now unsupported.
And as for changing clients... Like I say, Emailer has never been a problem before... and a switch to another client would involve:
a) recreation of 27+ email accounts in the new client
b) recreation of 59 filters
c) recreation of half a dozen AppleScripts (if possible in the new client)
d) archiving and/or transfer of my 75MB mail database, while
e) recreating 80 folders within the client
e) moving to an email client that probably sucks more than Emailer.
...so it would be pretty non-trivial.
I already unerstand that.
And I understand that, too.
I'll reserve comment on the "most email clients" thing until I do some more research. And I also have my doubts that most will allow separately-set headers.
Except for the custom domain going away, natch.
You said you were going to talk to the programmers... That's what I meant.
Well, I'm trying to turn it into a small deal by seeing if there's something that can be done.
I'll let you know what I find out about the headers I'm generating, and send you some annotated copies. Where would you like me to send them?