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headers: added POD descripting each header

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@@ -218,3 +218,79 @@ sub invalid_date_range {
return;
}
+__END__
+
+=head1 SMTP HEADERS
+
+http://forum.unifiedemail.net/default.aspx?g=posts&t=68
+
+=head2 From:
+
+The eMail address, and optionally the name of the author(s). In many eMail clients not changeable except through changing account settings.
+
+=head2 To:
+
+The eMail address(es), and optionally name(s) of the message's recipient(s). Indicates primary recipients (multiple allowed), for secondary recipients see Cc: and Bcc: below.
+
+=head2 Subject:
+
+A brief summary of the topic of the message. Certain abbreviations are commonly used in the subject, including "RE:" and "FW:".
+
+=head2 Date:
+
+The local time and date when the message was written. Like the From: field, many email clients fill this in automatically when sending. The recipient's client may then display the time in the format and time zone local to him/her.
+
+=head2 Message-ID:
+
+Also an automatically generated field; used to prevent multiple delivery and for reference in In-Reply-To: (see below).
+
+=head2 Bcc:
+
+Blind Carbon Copy; addresses added to the SMTP delivery list but not (usually) listed in the message data, remaining invisible to other recipients.
+
+=head2 Cc:
+
+Carbon copy; Many eMail clients will mark eMail in your inbox differently depending on whether you are in the To: or Cc: list.
+
+=head2 Content-Type:
+
+Information about how the message is to be displayed, usually a MIME type.
+
+=head2 In-Reply-To:
+
+Message-ID of the message that this is a reply to. Used to link related messages together.
+
+=head2 Precedence:
+
+Commonly with values "bulk", "junk", or "list"; used to indicate that automated "vacation" or "out of office" responses should not be returned for this mail, e.g. to prevent vacation notices from being sent to all other subscribers of a mailinglist.
+
+=head2 Received:
+
+Tracking information generated by mail servers that have previously handled a message, in reverse order (last handler first).
+
+=head2 References:
+
+Message-ID of the message that this is a reply to, and the message-id of the message the previous was reply a reply to, etc.
+
+=head2 Reply-To:
+
+Address that should be used to reply to the message.
+
+=head2 Sender:
+
+Address of the actual sender acting on behalf of the author listed in the From: field (secretary, list manager, etc.).
+
+=head2 Return-Path:
+
+When the delivery SMTP server makes the "final delivery" of a message, it inserts a return-path line at the beginning of the mail data. Thisuse of return-path is required; mail systems MUST support it. The return-path line preserves the information in the from the MAIL command.
+
+=head2 Error-To:
+
+Indicates where error messages should be sent. In the absence of this line, they go to the Sender:, and absent that, the From: address.
+
+=head2 X-*
+
+No standard header field will ever begin with the characters "X-", so application developers are free to use them for their own purposes.
+
+=cut
+

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