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Re: Lists and aliases (Re: Last Call: draft-klensin-rfc2821bis (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) to Draft Standard (1))

2007-12-15 00:46:04
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:59:39 PST, Dave Crocker said:
You are confusing delivery notices with post-delivery notices.

No, I'm not.

In almost all the cases I've seen in 25 years, it's the person who wants
a delivery notification who was confused it - it's almost *never* of actual
interest merely if the mail was *delivered*.  What you *care* about is
the *disposition* - if it was sent to a human, was it *read*?  If it was
sent to a daemon, was it *processed*?

I'd be awfully curious to know what use-case it's actually interesting if
the mail was *delivered* to all recipients, but *not* whether all recipients
have actually read/processed the message.

Phrased differently - when is it interesting to know that the mail has been
delivered into an abandoned mailbox that hasn't been read in 6 months?

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