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Re: new vacation draft

2004-11-03 08:12:54

There is one (new?) problem in Section 3.2:

                    (The SMTP MAIL FROM address should be available in
     the Return-path: header field if sieve processing occurs after
     final delivery.)

That's not the case for bounces.

I must be missing something here. A bounce message normally has an empty
MAIL FROM. This means that the return-path would also be empty, or not
provided, or whatever, and the lack of this information should be sufficient
to say "don't sent a vacation notice".

A bunch software writers thinks
different and as a result, the local part mailer-daemon at larger sites
is flooded with vacation responses of various systems real bad.  I know
that the Sieve vacation extension tries to avoid that by not responding to
well known addresses, but that does not make the above statement correct.
I suggest to remove references to "Return-path:".

Mailer-daemon normally appears in the From: header, not in the MAIL FROM
or return-path.

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