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Subject: Re: Standardization of bounce messages considered desirable
From: Bob Snyder <rsnyder @ janet . advsys . com>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:12:36 -0400
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: Your message of "Sat, 26 Aug 1995 22:08:59 CDT." <199508270308 . WAA15022 @ schoneal . com>

meo @
 schoneal .
 com said:
> I don't know what you disagree with here, because I simply said I 
> think they should be lowest common denominator.  Whatever that may 
> be, it certainly implies a standard.  Perhaps you wish a standard 
> different from LCD, but I didn't see that in that in your response. 

The LCD is probably a simple text message.

The IETF Notary drafts are much more highly defined, specifying the messages 
are to be in a certain MIME format, with a human readable section, and a 
machine parsable section.

But a MIME message, when you get down to it, is just a text message. :-)

This is what a 8.7 bounce message looks like, for a non-MIME reader:

Mime-version: 1.0
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:07:12 -0400
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON @
 janet .
 advsys .
 com>
Subject: Returned mail: User unknown
To: <rsnyder @
 janet .
 advsys .
 com>
Content-type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
	boundary="NAA01701.809543232/janet.advsys.com"
Auto-submitted: auto-generated (failure)

This is a MIME-encapsulated message

--NAA01701.809543232/janet.advsys.com

The original message was received at Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:06:54 -0400
from rsnyder @
 localhost [127.0.0.1]

   ----- The following addresses have delivery notifications -----
<foo @
 advsys .
 com>  (unrecoverable error)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to gabriel.advsys.com.:
>>> RCPT To:<foo @
 advsys .
 com>
<<< 550 <foo @
 advsys .
 com>... User unknown
550 <foo @
 advsys .
 com>... User unknown

--NAA01701.809543232/janet.advsys.com
Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns; janet.advsys.com
Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost
Arrival-Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:06:54 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822; foo @
 advsys .
 com
Action: failed
Status: 5.2.0
Remote-MTA: DNS; gabriel.advsys.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 <foo @
 advsys .
 com>... User unknown
Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:07:12 -0400

--NAA01701.809543232/janet.advsys.com
Content-Type: message/rfc822

Return-Path: rsnyder @
 janet .
 advsys .
 com
Received: from janet.advsys.com (rsnyder @
 localhost [127.0.0.1]) by 
janet.advsys.com (8.7.Beta.12/8.7.Beta.12) with ESMTP id NAA01700 for 
<foo @
 advsys .
 com>; Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:06:54 -0400
Message-Id: <199508271706 .
 NAA01700 @
 janet .
 advsys .
 com>
X-Mailer: exmh version 1.6.2 7/18/95
To: foo @
 advsys .
 com
Subject: test
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 13:06:52 -0400
From: Bob Snyder <rsnyder @
 janet .
 advsys .
 com>

test


--NAA01701.809543232/janet.advsys.com--




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