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Q: Any justification for failing RSET?

2005-10-29 06:50:53

a matter of curiosity....

I have a tool running that tries to verify email addresses (reasons irrelevant here) - the sequence of commands used is EHLO, MAIL FROM, RCPT TO, RSET, QUIT (VRFY being more-or-less useless these days).

I noticed that a few large sites are returning 554 on the RSET, with the text "Transaction failed" - in particular.

Now, this is obviously in violation of RFC 2821, but I wonder..... does anyone have any idea of why they're doing that?

                      Harald, curious....

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