Re: [ietf-smtp] DSNs

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Tue, 28 April 2020 22:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] DSNs
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In article <cone.1588076349.709902.75652.1004@monster.email-scan.com> you write:
>> In general I agree but there are still situations where an MTA (mine
>> for example) accepts a message intending to forward it somewhere else
>> and then the forward fails.  Either send a DSN or drop it on the floor
>> at that point.
>
>Well, yes. You take ownership of that message by the act of forwarding, you  
>now own it, from the point of forwarding. If you don't want to disclose the  
>forwarded-to address, that's your responsibility, so either set the sender's  
>address to <>, or to some other address where you want the bounces to go.

Huh?  If I send a DSN it includes the original delivery address but it
doesn't have to include the forwarded-to address.

R's,
John