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Re: I-D Action:draft-klensin-rfc2821bis-10.txt

2008-04-25 07:02:56
On 2008-04-25 09:43:33 +0100, Paul Smith wrote:
Peter J. Holzer wrote:
On 2008-04-24 15:36:59 +0200, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
Robert A. Rosenberg writes:
At 03:19 -0400 on 04/19/2008, Hector Santos wrote about Re: I-D 
Action:draft-klensin-rfc2821bis-10.txt:
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[...]
I would not bet that mail to such an address is stored on disk, or 
causes any reaction other than (at most) an autoresponse. But YMMV.

I wouldn't bet either, but I would consider it bad practice if the
envelope sender for any automated mail is a black hole. If no human is
reading it, then there should at least be some program which analyzes
bounces and marks bouncing addresses as probably invalid.
 
The envelope sender for automated mail just be blank. That's defined as 
the address you use if you don't want a bounce.

"automated mail" and "don't want a bounce" are pretty much orthogonal.

        hp

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