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On Wed, 14 Feb 2001 11:34 -0000, Graham Klyne wrote:
> >I want to know the meaning of "delivery interval indicated".
> It means the remaining interval for delivery, as specified by the received
> BY= parameter. I'll try and clarify the text. Suggested revision reads:
> Before generating a success DSN message, the final MTA must ensure that all
> of the conditions for delivery of the message have been
> achieved. Specifically, when the TIMELY option is used, it should ensure
> that final delivery to and processing by the MUA will be completed within
> the delivery interval indicated as the value of the BY parameter of the
> received MAIL FROM command.
How would the final MTA (actually, MSA -- Mail Storage Agent) know when
the MUA has "processed" the message? If the MSA has a POP3 or IMAP4
server, the simple act of retreiving and deleting the message doesn't
indicate successful "processing" of the message.