On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, David MacQuigg wrote:
Because they have been going to the wrong address. Do you oppose getting
Bounces for spam that actually went through your forwarding
service? Remember, these bounces will be clearly identified as such, so
you have plenty of options: 1) Ignore them. 2) Bounce them upstream. 3)
Use them to improve blocking and filtering for your clients. 4) Report them
to whatever domain-rating services you are using, and help shut down these
We already have bounces (as opposed to "Bounces") for this purpose.
They are called DSN (Delivery Status Notification) and are clearly
identified as such by a null MAIL FROM (<>). I can and do
ignore them, forward them, etc. Why do we *another* form of DSN with
*another* tag (<BOUNCE>)? Every feature you've mentioned for "Bounces"
is already provided via DSN.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart(_at_)bmsi(_dot_)com>
Business Management Systems Inc. Phone: 703 591-0911 Fax: 703 591-6154
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