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Re: hm.. weird Mail From:

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Tomasz Bojakowski wrote:
> I wonder why does zmailer allows such Mail From:
> 3WU228539r      MAIL From:<> SIZE=56370
>                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 3WU228539w      250 2.1.0 Sender syntax Ok
> 3WU228539r      RCPT To:<mad@devil.inside.pin.pl>
> 3WU228539w      250 2.1.5 Ok; can accomodate 56370 byte message for
> <mad@devil.inside.pin.pl>
> It's not a problem of that the host was in smtp-policy.{src,relay,mx}
> It was ordinary host... 
> Btw, I've got in smtpserver.conf:
> # Per default demant strict syntactic adherence, including fully
> # qualified addresses for  MAIL FROM, and RCPT TO.  To be lenient
> # on that detail, remove the "R" from "veR" string below:
> *                   999 veR
> I'm rather shore thar <> email is not fully quialified address. :)

That's the standard way that MTA's express that this is an error return, and
there is no point in attmepting to send a reply/bounce.  "<>" evaluates
locally as postmaster, mailer-daemon, etc... whatever is appropriate for
your MTA.