Intended recipient

Brian Morrison bdm at
Tue Sep 13 14:53:55 BST 2011

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:28:21 +0100
Roland Perry <lists at> wrote:

> Although throwing away mis-delivered items isn't perhaps
> interception, failing to bounce these emails may have given the
> senders a false sense of security that they'd been delivered. Or
> perhaps they did send a bounce message too?

Well the problem is the mail system doesn't care about intent, it only
cares about the addresses it sees. So from its point of view the emails
*had* been delivered. Why would you send a bounce either, many domains
accept mail to all addresses @<> so they're not being bounced.


Brian Morrison

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