[ExI] META: bounces

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Sun Oct 5 19:38:53 UTC 2008


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Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 2:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] META: bounces

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 7:16 PM, Natasha Vita-More <natasha at natasha.cc>
> 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
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
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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