store and delete for spam. meaning?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Dec 10 21:19:17 GMT 2005

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shuttlebox wrote:

> On 12/10/05, *Chris Russell* <Chris.Russell at 
> <mailto:Chris.Russell at>> wrote:
>     It means quarantine but don't deliver. If you didn't add delete
>     then the message would still be delivered.
> That's not correct. To deliver you really need to add "deliver", 
> "delete" on the other hand is pretty much redundant because it will 
> always be overridden, for example if you state "deliver delete" it 
> will be delivered and if you state "store delete" it will be stored. 
> It doesn't make sense to use "delete" in combination with anything 
> else, maybe it was added just as alternative for those who don't want 
> anything done with the mail - that is not delivered, stored or 
> anything else. I think it adds confusion and little use.

It adds no function, but makes people feel happier. Few people are 
confused by it in my experience, it's a syntax "nicety".

Julian Field
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