Re: [apps-discuss] Comments on Malformed Message BCP draft

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> Mon, 18 April 2011 12:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Comments on Malformed Message BCP draft
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Nathaniel Borenstein <nsb@guppylake.com> wrote:
>
> One (probably controversial) idea that might reduce our collective angst
> would be to specify that, when an MTA fixes such a message, it also
> generates an explanatory/warning message back to the sender or the
> sender's postmaster (perhaps limited to 1 message per day per
> malformation type).

That's likely to cause too much spam backscatter.

Tony.
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