[ExI] META: bounces

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 19:35:47 UTC 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 7:16 PM, Natasha Vita-More <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
> Why is "bounces" in the email address?

'bounces' is only in the Return-Path address for extropy-chat list,
not in the From or To addresses.

If you send a message to extropy-chat, then every list member receives
the message.
So you don't want error messages or undeliverable responses to be
returned to that address, because then everyone on the list would be
sent the error messages.
So the Return-Path address is changed by adding -bounces to the
address, so that the extropy-chat server receives the error messages
and stores them, but doesn't forward them to the list members.


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