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Re: spam return address backlash
From: Roger Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:46:07 -0600
Thanks for everyone who responded to this.
As for the topic of rejecting bounces, while I
agree the RFC was written in a kindler gentler
time, I don't think that rejecting bounces is
a good idea.
The potential confusion caused by somebody
not receiving a bounce when they make a typo
will be a serious issue, IMHO.
I've been trying to think of a popular form of
communication that does not incorporate some
sort of notice that your intended communication
did not reach it's recipient. I can't think of
Further...I hate to see the spammers win.
Perhaps rate limiting bounces might be
a useful compromise.
Roger A. Safian
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