[Mimedefang] MIMEDefang - "Bounce" when really a SMTP rejection.

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 15:26:19 EDT 2010

On 8/20/2010 2:06 PM, David F. Skoll wrote:
> Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>>   To me, it's not a mis-naming.  A bounced email is rejected.  I.e. a
>> bouncer doesn't let you in the club.
> Weeelll... to me, "bounce" connotes actually generating and sending
> a non-delivery notification.  I agree with the poster that "reject" is
> better, but it's such low priority ATM that I don't care too much to
> change it. :)

If you are talking about 'real' mail servers, a non-delivery 
notification is always generated, so the only difference is whether it 
is created on your server or the one trying to send to you.   But most 
of what we try to reject isn't real mail from real mail servers so in 
practice there is a big difference.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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