The Good Net Keeping Seal of Approval
If you are writing a news client for the general public, you should be aware that there has been some discussion on what is desirable, acceptable, and necessary in newsreaders.
If you are writing a news client for your own use, then you may be able to ignore some of the advice. But you will still learn the reasons behind the requirements.
Read it at: http://www.cybercom.net/~rnewman/Good_Netkeeping_Seal
Tim Pierce's Snoozenet, including Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval Evaluations of popular news clients.
Tim Pierce wrote software to do RFC1036 compliance checking on the "from" header available as a shell archive.
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