Dave CROCKER wrote:
On 8/11/2010 5:41 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
Again you are talking about outgoing email. Dave's question is about
do with incoming email: How much do you do before replying to
Arnt is correct that one of the actions that might be taken before
the end of DATA is a delivery, possibly thereby involving an SMTP Sender
But as Tony notes, the specific nature of the action after <CRLF>.<CRLF>
wasn't my question. My question was solely about SMTP Receiver delay in
making the response... for whatever reason -- and note that spam
filtering was actually the trigger condition for the question, not
message relaying. But again, the details weren't part of the question.
+1. If we are looking for insights for "adjusted" recommendations,
this would be a good time as there is no doubt the direction and
growth of DATA level processing is permanent now. The hardware allows
for these new framework feasible in a scaled up manner and there is no
way we can tell people "don't do that" and go back to old school
methods of having post-SMTP (post acceptance) only data processing.
Probably a BCP or a new I-D for SMTP DATA Processing Filtering
Guidelines would be very welcome and useful.
I would not mind drafting it if people think it is a good idea.