[ietf-dkim] ADSP and Discardable (was Re: Lists "BCP" draft review)
iane at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Jun 2 08:08:39 PDT 2010
--On 2 June 2010 10:48:03 -0400 "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
>> given the recent discussions, it seems to me that people want to have a
>> definition of what 'discard' means in the context as described above. As
>> a non-native English speaker (or what's the right term?) I suppose (but
>> am not sure) the word 'discard' can have multiple meanings (apart from
>> 'To throw away'). Otherwise 'silently discard' would be a pleonasm,
>> isn't it?
> Your English is fine. "Discard" means throw away.
And, to "silently discard" is to discard without informing anyone. It
means, for example, that you don't also generate a bounce message, or a
notification to the recipient.
My guess is that the phrase "the domain encourages the recipient(s) to
discard it" is intended to refer to a silent discard. Otherwise it would
say "bounce" (which I take to mean "discard and notify the sender).
"Bounce" is an unlikely recommendation, since most people don't like to
bounce messages of uncertain origin these days. I guess you might bounce if
it you had an SPF pass.
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