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Re: WinCE mail continued

Tom (Limoncelli?) wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Imre Fitos wrote:
> > OK, I bite.
> > 
> > I finally hooked up a WinCE machine (a NEC MobilePro 450 running WinCE1.0)
> > and checked the smtpserver logs. The machine doesn't put angled brackets
> > around the addresses (MAIL FROM:user@host) and ZMailer (2.99.49p8) stops
> > with:
> > 
> > 9493w   501 5.5.2 where is <...> in that?
> > 
> > Is there an option to disable this? I have a feeling I don't have a chance
> > making the evil empire adhere to standards...
> > 
> > 	Imre
>   Cut-and-paste the section of logs detailing the bug, and post it into a
> microsoft.* newsgroup.  Microsoft is taking a lot of heat for their
> so-called standards compliance, and they claim they take standards
> seriously.  Challenge them to take this seriously.

	While we might take certain weird satisfaction at bashing
	M$ about protocol violation, I am under certain commercial
	pressure to allow it :-(

	I told our product planning people that WinCE1.0 violates
	SMTP protocol specification by omitting mandatory "<" .. ">"
	from around the address it presents to the system.
	I also told them that they should complain to M$ about this
	bug in WinCE -- our marketroids had very much of the same
	feelings as Imre presents, ergo, they think it is easier to
	convince me around to accept email with as sloppy inputs as
	sendmail (the earlier models anyway) accept.

	(My/our being my employer, of course..)

	I am considering allowing sloppy processing of input addresses
	when HELO-pattern says (in my sample:  "Inbox").

	It needs some additional code at the smtpserver, but also a line
	into the  $MAILSHARE/smtpserver.conf:

		Inbox	999	ve

	That one just before the trailing wild-card entry of lone "*",
	which contains analysis style parameter:  veR

> Tom

/Matti Aarnio <mea@nic.funet.fi>