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Re: 501 5.1.7 where is <...> in that?

On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 06:12:15PM -0300, Lalo Martins wrote:
> >    Your MUA software is doing something utterly stupid, and in clear
> >    violation of RFC 821  ---  say, those are manual tests ?
> Yes, with netcat. (Relieved breath)
> But can you explain me what was the problem, so that I can
> improve my knowledge of SMTP (and be able to do manual tests
> that are really useful)? I use netcat all the time with other
> MTAs to check if an address was correctly defined.

   There are not allowed extra spaces scattered where ever one
   pleases, and brakets ARE mandatory (despite what sendmail
   does..)  In PERLish syntax:

	"MAIL FROM:<".sourceaddress.">".CRLF

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