[Mimedefang] filter_recipient rejecting entire message instead of individual recipient

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Thu Mar 7 10:17:37 EST 2013

"David F. Skoll" <dfs at roaringpenguin.com> wrote:

> How should a MUA react to a tempfail?  Prompt the user to keep trying?
> Keep trying by itself?  (Then you've implemented half of an MTA.)
> Submission servers should do their best not to tempfail, IMO.

I have literally just finished a cup of coffee, and what David wrote makes 
sense. You're right.

The client could possibly save to an outbox and tell the user to try 
later... but that's not very good.  Permanent fail is a significant 
difference to a client.

Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology

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