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Re: email-arch: bounce vs... return?

2007-10-15 08:38:40

Jeff Macdonald wrote:

perhaps 'inline-bounce' is better? Or 'inband-bounce'? I've heard of
both from my MTA vendor.

"Bounce" has yet another meaning.  I believe Mutt refers to
redirecting e-mail as "bouncing" it.  In other words, if mail from
someone(_at_)example(_dot_)net comes in to bob(_at_)example(_dot_)com, Bob can 
"bounce" it
to sue(_at_)example(_dot_)org and it appears to come from 

I think we should avoid "bounce" completely.  We should say "reject
with an SMTP failure code" and "generate a failure notification message"
because those phrases are unambiguous.