At 1:22 PM +0000 2/23/06, Tony Finch wrote:
I think both Ned and Dave mentioned the irritation that can arise from a
message and receiving a bounce for some of the recipients. (Note to self:
ietf-smtp(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org is the wrong address).
One advantage of a sync point
after the message envelope is that the client can decide not to proceed if
a subset of the recipients are rejected; this doesn't work if the envelope
and data are pipelined. (It is also limited by how strongly the server can
verify addresses.) What do you think of having a NOPARTFAIL parameter to
the MAIL command, which means that the client is asking the server to
reject the message data if any of the recipients are rejected - "no
Perhaps "NOBADRCPT" or my earlier suggestion of "ABORTONBADRCPT".
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