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bounce-email

This Ruby library is for determining the bounce type of an email message. It determines whether the bounce is hard or soft, if is an "out of office mail", etc.

SYNOPSIS:

Follow this tutorial to handle bounce-emails: http://keakaj.com/wisdom/2007/08/08/verp-on-rails

Basic usage:

 require "bounce_email"

 bounce = BounceEmail::Mail.new(STDIN.read)

 # Do something with bounce info
 bounce.bounced? # true/false
 bounce.code # e.g. "5.1.1"
 bounce.reason # e.g. "Something about the address specified in the message caused this DSN."
 bounce.type  #  "Permanent Failure", "Persistent Transient Failure", "Success" -- BounceEmail::TYPE_HARD_FAIL, TYPE_SOFT_FAIL, TYPE_SUCCESS

REQUIREMENTS:

Ruby 1.9 & Ruby Gem Mail is required. The gem is used for primary bounce handling, which catches about 50% of all bounces. For most other bounces, this gem comes in. See discussion here: https://github.com/mikel/mail/issues/103

Other implementations:

TODO:

  • code cleanup!!! Oh yes!
  • don't hardcode comparison strings, move to external file which can be extended easily
  • more test: extend for more bounces
  • is OUT of office type needed? if yes implement as optional part
  • merge into Mail Gem??

CONTRIBUTIONS:

Please fork on github & add new conditions under "get_status_from_text" if you discover creative new mailserver responses.

Updated by Pedro Visintin 2010 Updated by Tobias Bielohlawek 2011

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Tobias Bielohlawek, Agris Ameriks

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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