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Subject: Re: Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer (fwd)
From: "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb @ FRB . GOV>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 11:19:49 -0500
To: "E. Allen Smith" <EALLENSMITH @ ocelot . Rutgers . EDU>
Cc: ravage @ EINSTEIN . ssz . com, cypherpunks @ toad . com, cypherpunks-hosts @ algebra . com, list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 13 Feb 1997 13:50:00 EDT." <01IFDBB5MRH09ANACB @ mbcl . rutgers . edu>

>	Well, if you can't deliver mail because their mailbox is full, then
>you should simply wait a few days before trying to deliver mail to that
>address. If it's because the address isn't there any more, you should delete
>it from the subscription lists. Otherwise, the instant people's mail quotas
>overflow (e.g., they're on AOL and they haven't been able to get through the
>clogged lines), they get bounced... or you're left with a lot of invalid
>addresses. The address causing the bounce is not necessarily determinable
>automatically from the bounce message; if it isn't, then you need to keep a
>copy around for a human to look at.

	who should bear the burden of dealing with bounces?
	the list admin or the owner of the bouncing address?

	if you have the time and desire, you can accomodate people
that bounce mail due to a temporarily full mailbox.

	if not, unsubscribe them after N bounces in a 24 hour period.  
it becomes their responsibility not to bounce more than N emails.

	when a list has 1000's of subscribers, i have not have been able
to provide the type of personal service that the first option entails. 
i do make a digest version of every list available.  if the digest bounces,
the bouncer??? bouncee?? stays below the N bounces threshhold 
(for many values of N :).

jmb





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