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Old June 17th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Default Reply E-mail System Requirements

Requirements are not negotiable.. We need to meet these completely to implement an e-mail solution.

1. Users posting messages must be validated against the subscription database. Validation must use some kind of information OTHER than the FROM: address. This means a posting password or some kind of digital signature to prevent against e-mail spoofing.

2. Headers that are "extraneous" must be stripped from postings.

3. Detection and removal of "overquoting" should be pretty foolproof.

4. The system must resist spam well.

5. The system must recognize out of office replies and derail storms of these.

6. Some companies send delivery notices for every e-mail received- these must also be prevented from getting to the list.

7. The system must intelligently handle bounces

8 The system must integrate with existing mail systems (MSSMTP or Lyris SMTP)

The system runs on IIS/SQL2K. The machines are clustered. Running ASP 3.0 (.NET is ok, with justification)

Hal Levy
Daddyshome, LLC
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Hal Levy