[Mailman-Developers] before next release: disable backscatterin default installation

Eino Tuominen eino at utu.fi
Tue Mar 25 18:06:05 CET 2008

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Well, it does simplify the MTA's job. Instead of all that queueing and
> retrying and such, you just have during SMTP (hold on a minute while I
> attempt to deliver this to the next hop and return that result to
> you)*N, a system that doesn't seem to scale well. Either that or you
> just forget the concept that the originator of a message can ever be
> informed of a delivery problem.

You are missing the point. Of course you can inform of a delivery 
problem, but only when you really need to do it. Every organisation 
should know of every recipient within their authority. You should know 
the recipient if you accept a message for delivery from outside your domain.

   Eino Tuominen

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