For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a reliable transport medium.

Admin Team sysadmins at ENHTECH.COM
Tue Feb 10 18:09:54 GMT 2004

At 12:13 PM 2/10/2004, you wrote:
>I appreciate your point, and I am aware of your position. But bouncing spam
>is not the correct answer to it, there are many other superior solutions to
>the problem, that don't cause grief to everyone else on the net.

Julian, as opposed to "bouncing" a message, can we implement something to
notify a sender politely that
they *may* have sent an email to someone that did not get delivered and
*IF* they do not know this person
to disregard the message. I am very concerned that the bounce feature is
removed. For those providers not wishing
to guarantee some type of service to their clients, Tell your Backpone
providers to also renig on the SLA you have with them.
The reason we notify senders is not to be mean but as a responsibility to
the clients we handle mail for. They intrust us with their mail.
If for any reason a message cannot be delivered to someone, then the sender
needs to know about this.  I am asking you to please have this option
available for those who need it. Otherwise this breaks more than you are
trying to fix. Email is an important form of communication in this day and
age and ANY provider who tells their clients they cannot "guarantee"
delivery of email to their inbox is
simply irresponsible. Again,if you are willing to take this approach,
please relieve your backbone providers of all SLA's they provide you.
Allow them to tell you that they do not "guarantee" delivery of any
datagram to your servers and see how quickly you look for another provider.

Errol Neal

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