N.B. "used to report errors"
Finding the best, single term to describe the rfc2821.mailfrom address has
been a challenge. In the latest round of the document, I latched onto
'bounces' because that seems to be a term preferred by the community. I have
been more concerned about having the term move usage away from 'sender' or the
like than i have about precise conformance to rfc2821 vocabulary.
since my concern has been problematic, established terminology, one other
benefit of the term 'bounces' is that there is no ambiguity at all. no one
can think the references is to any other place that has an address.
given the rfc2821 language, it is tempting to change the document to use the
term "errors". the problem, then, is that it might be confused with
but, as I say about all the content of the email-arch document, the deciding
factor is any indication of community preference.
If folks have a preference, they need to voice it.
dcrocker a t ...
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