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Re: clarification re 2821, s4.1.4

2002-08-17 09:57:44

What it says is that I cannot "refuse to accept [...] if verification
fails". It does not mention rules for when verification has succeeded,
especially in the negative form. 

I see what you are saying, and I agree that it could be worded more clearly.

But it is intended to mean that the fact that EHLO name and the address 
do not match is not a good reason for rejecting the mail.   There are too
many situations where a client can legitimately be using a name in EHLO
but where the server's query of that name will not produce the host's
source IP address, and/or the server's query of that source IP address 
will not produce the name used in EHLO.


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