On Wed, 03 Jul 2002 23:28:03 PDT, Dave Crocker said:
And, by the way, it is inherent because a feature that is designed to
obtain per-recipient information is likely to be implemented in a way the
delivers per-recipient tailoring.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail...
The issue is not what the email originator does. The issue is what the
sending MTA does.
In other words, how it maps the recipient list, generated by the
originator, into SMTP commands.
And there is currently disagreement whether to keep using nails, or if
bolts would be a better fastening device. My point was that the original
"send to one recipient" mindset won't last very long, so whatever mapping
we end up using had better not be *too* horrendously inefficient. People
*will* end up sending to multiple recipients at a destination (unless we
insist that "destination" will be a "personal device" (like a PDA etc)
rather than a "mail server".
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
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