On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 08:54:14AM -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
Just a small comment here -
Surely a forwarder *is* a sender - he receives an e-mail and re-injects it
into the system - with various manglings of the headers according to his
whim. The re-injection of an e-mail is "sending" an e-mail - therefore he
is a sender.
No. He's not. He didn't write it: he didn't create the content, he
shouldn't get the bounce message or the time-outs if it fails, his
postmaster doesn't want to see most of the types of error messages. Your
perception of it is common and not unreasonable, but I think it's mistaken.
The comment was: "forwarder is sender"
You reply: "he didn't write it"
In other words, you think the author is the sender. This is a wrong perception.
Authors write, senders send.
And yes, this is important. The forwarding machine may be allowed to send
a message authored by me, it may not pretend to >be me< while sending.
The forwarding entity is responsible for the message and should receive
the bounce, not the author of the message.