From: Robert A. Rosenberg [mailto:hal9001(_at_)panix(_dot_)com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:20 PM
Cc: Murray S. Kucherawy; ietf-smtp(_at_)imc(_dot_)org; Dave CROCKER
Subject: Re: FW: I-D Action: draft-kucherawy-received-state-00.txt
That depends on the meaning of the SPAM state. If it means checking if
the message IS spam that is different from it meaning that the message
has been identified AS spam. You are treating as the latter when the
intent might be the former (ie: The check might introduce a delay in
processing the message so you are marking it to show the reason for the
I don't know what it means for a message to be in a "spam" state.
A message in a "hold for moderation" state means it's stuck in a queue until a
moderator does something with it.
A message in a "quarantine" state means it's quarantined, inaccessible, until
an operator brings it out or destroys it.
A message in a "timed" state means it's held in a queue until a certain release
All of these are states that cause processing delays, but ultimately from which
the message will be released.
If a "spam" state were to exist, what are the conditions under which it would
be released for processing and delivery?