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Re: Virus emails

Steve Lamb dijo [Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:29:51AM -0700]:
> Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.cx> wrote:
> > Steve Lamb dijo [Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 07:21:05PM -0700]:
> > > Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.cx> wrote:
> > > > [1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0821.txt
> > >     And what does RFC2821 have to say about it?
> > I would not trust every MTA to implement newer versions of the RFC -
> > However, it is up to you to decide ;-)
>     Well that's the thing, isn't it.  At some point we will have to work with
> that document and not legacy documents.  Besides, you're operating under the
> impression that spamming software follow either.

Ok... You got me on this one - I just went and checked the document. It
is, however, quite a recent document (April 2001), and there are still
too many people using older software. I prefer having the old, trusted
phylosophy - Be strict on what you send, relaxed on what you receive. 

Now, I am not reading the whole document just to check this out.
Skimming it, I found many reasons for the 'DATA' command to return a 4xx
or 5xx error code, but didn't find a reason to interrupt the client.


Gunnar Wolf - gwolf@gwolf.cx - (+52-55)5630-9700 ext. 1366
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