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Re: bounce, mta, & mua (was Re: sieve draft)

1997-11-05 02:03:18
On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Tomas Fasth wrote:

My desire would be that filtering could be inserted at almost any stage.
If the result of the filter is that the message is going to be rejected
or rerouted, then better to catch it as early as possible before the bits
have crossed the wires.

However, it is true that the farther you get from the recipient MUA, the
less likely the user is to get control over the disposition of messages.

Is it reasonable to believe that this could be done in a robust and safe
way? I fear such a dream can easily turn into a nightmare if not
analysed before implemented.

Procmail has done a fairly decent job and presents roughly the same dangers,
and I think it has even more potential to shoot users in the feet.  But I
haven't used it, and haven't even looked at the documentation much...

} On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, Tomas Fasth wrote:
} Rationale: I don't understand the difference between MTA and MUA 

Just for the record: I (Tomas Fasth) did not made the qouted statement
above or any of the consecutive qouted statements. I think it was Tim
that made those statements.

I made this statement.

I think bounce (or reject) has utility, although I'd like to hear more
concrete examples.  Bart Schaefer's examples seem valid enough, but I'm
wavering a bit.  I'm inclined to make it optional.

                                           Tim Showalter