From: Vincent Cunniffe (vincent at domain cunniffe.net)
Date: Tue 18 Sep 2001 - 22:28:44 IST
Colm Mac Carthaigh wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 09:21:05AM +0000, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>>As an administrator of multiple machines, several running mail handling
>>software for people who don't always enter their email address correctly
>>in web-based systems, I get a lot of delivery failures in my mailbox.
>>Is there a header that I can add to these outgoing mails which will tell
>>the remote MTA that I don't care whether it can be delivered or not, and
>>if not, to fail silently?
> is it that you dont want to recive such notification, or that
> you want to switch it off for the sender ?
The problem is that it's web-based, and thus the 'sender' is me, irrespective
of what the entered email address is.
An example is a web-based discussion forum : users register, put in their
email address, and (for example) ask to be notified when someone replies to
one of their posts. Someone posts a reply on the board, and the system mails
them at their registered address to tell them.
If they screwed up the address, then the mail bounces, and the bounce winds
up in *my* mailbox, as admin.
So, I want to tweak the outgoing mails with a Magic Header that tells the
remote MTA 'If this cannot be delivered, don't waste your time and mine
by telling me about it'. In the normal course of events such behaviour
would probably be frowned upon, but in this case there's a good reason for
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