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Re: reject vs bounce

2005-09-10 03:43:39

Alex van den Bogaerdt writes:
Please explain what being a mutt user has to do with detecting a difference between rfc821 and rfc2821bis.

Mutt has a command called «bounce» which forwards mail to a third party without changing existing header fields. Mutt users often describe the use of that command as «bouncing mail». Among non-mutt users, some seem to use «bouncing mail» as a synonym for «rejecting mail» and others to use it in the mutt way. I won't speculate on fraction sizes.

What does this have to with a difference between 2821 and 2821bis? Nothing per se. It has to do with a difference between reject and bounce, as mentioned in the subject.


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