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Re: pseudo LAST CALL - draft-crocker-email-arch-04.txt

2005-04-01 15:11:38

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

Formally, I'd say "notification address" or some such, because the
address is where various kinds of notifications (nondelivery, delivery, 
delay, receipt/read, and responses from robots) get sent by default.

Informally, I'd say "bounces".  It's not as precise but it has a higher
recognition factor.

It's like the difference between "receipt notification" and
"return receipt".  The latter term is meaningless, but everyone seems
to (think they) know what it means anyway.