Midphase Hosting

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Thu Jun 10 16:12:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:12:48 +0200
Jonathan McKeown <j.mckeown at ru.ac.za> articulated:

> On Thursday 10 June 2010 15:04:53 Matthew Seaman wrote:
> >
> > The only other mechanism might be to tag each list e-mail with a
> > unique value for each recipient in such a way that it is preserved
> > in the message that mpcustomer.com's help system sends out.  That
> > has severe problems of scale and load on the FreeBSD mail servers,
> > but it might be possible.  There is a similar technique (whose name
> > I have temporarily forgotten) that some mailing lists use where
> > they tag the envelope sender address with the recipient name in
> > order to identify addresses that are bouncing back the list e-mail.
> Isn't that called VERP (variable envelope return path)? I agree - the
> load it would impose isn't worth it. I'm just shocked that midphase
> care so little about their reputation or the impression this is
> giving, on one of the more widely-archived mailing lists, of their
> competence and diligence.

I have employed VERP with mailing lists that I controlled. I never
noticed any adverse effects. I know of several technical lists
like Dovecot that employ it. Obviously, they find it useful.

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