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
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.