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From "Vincenzo Gianferrari Pini" <vincenzo.gianferrarip...@praxis.it>
Subject RE: More info from bounces
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:19:45 GMT
I'll have a look on this subject, and see what it takes to add it to the Bounce mailet.

August vacations allowing :-)

Vincenzo

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Serge Knystautas [mailto:sergek@lokitech.com]
> Sent: giovedi 31 luglio 2003 15.26
> To: James Developers List
> Subject: Re: More info from bounces
> 
> 
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> >>The motivation for this is to recognize soft bounces (mailbox full, mail
> >>servers down) from hard bounces
> > 
> > Servers should probably not be sending a bounce, or at least a 
> non-RFC 1894
> > bounce, for a soft error.  VERP seems to be somewhat predicated 
> upon bounces
> > being permanent, at least for that message.  To work around the 
> fact that
> > the errors may relate to a transient mailbox error, it seems that VERP
> > mailers will be tolerant of a configured number of bounces, and 
> will then
> > send an "warning message" to inform the user.  If the warning 
> bounces, the
> > user is disconnected from the list.  That seems to describe the behavior
> > I've seen from ezmlm, but Brian (or perhaps some of our 
> members) would know
> > better.
> 
> Here's an update on my data, and actually makes me think we need to 
> hurry up and add this. :)
> 
> # of bounces: 1374
> # of James bounces: 541
> # of non-James bounces: 833
> # of non-James bounces w/RFC 1894: 514
> % of non-James bounces w/RFC 1894: 61.7%
> 
> I've only glanced at the spec so don't really know how much work it 
> would take, but it seems this is much more widely adopted than I had 
> thought.
> 
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