Re: [Evolution] Future of Evolution

I don't understand your anger. I am a client and user of Evolution. I
believe Novell traditionally does not treat their customers in this

The "Bounce" function has may useful applications. I believe in my
original post I admitted the exact point you made in that most spammers
either don't look whether e-mail bounces, but likely forge the sending
address anyway. I simply indicated that it could be useful there.

Also, if a user wants plausible deniability in not being notified of an
unpleasant event (say, dinner on Friday with an undesireable
acquaintance), a bounce of their original would make it appear that
either you no longer hold that e-mail address or that, at a minimum, the
server was down preventing delivery.

Also, think of past employers attempting to get you to come back for a
contract that you don't want to deal with.

Many usefull applications of this feature.

Also, why would you ask whether I have developed the PGP-inline feature
for Evolution -- a feature that I know has been requested over and over
again for better overall integration with other PGP-enabled e-mail
services (e.g. Outlook). This question was simply an inquisition, not an

It was just a question for the developers. No need to get hot.



On 21-May-2004 19:21:48 +0200, you wrote:
On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 19:08 +0200, Job 317 wrote:
On 21-May-2004 17:57:20 +0200, you wrote:
On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 16:52, Job 317 wrote:
Where can I find information about future releases and feature
for Evolution?

Specifically, I am interested in knowing when the next major
Evolution is due.

2.0: Q3


Third, I would like a Bounce option for SPAM. Is this available?
will it be?

Why would you want to bounce SPAM?

Admitedly, a lot of SPAMers these days don't care whether the target
active or not and don't check. They will likely spoof the source
anyway. However, it is a nice feature to make the spammer think
your e-mail address does not exist. Also, other mail clients (e.g.
KMail) do currently support this feature.

this is a totally wasteful feature to have. it does nothing but kill
more bandwidth and create even more amounts of spam. What if the
original spammer spoofs someone's email address and you hit bounce?
well, now *that* user gets hit with extra spam... creating a world of
even more pain and suffering. Besides, do you *really* think they pay
attention to what addresses bounce? hell no, it's not economical to

it's better to just leave the spam be and get on with your life.
contribute to the problem.

Any comment on the PGP-inline feature that I mentioned in my

have you coded it yet?


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Novell, Inc.
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