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Re: Mail Data termination

2011-08-16 19:08:40

On Aug 16, 2011, at 7:48 PM, Hector Santos wrote:

SM wrote:
At 15:03 16-08-2011, Keith Moore wrote:
sorry, I misunderstood what was being suggested.   if the server gets DATA 
followed by a message (or a message fragment) followed by CRLF.CRLF, it 
should accept the message (or fragment) and deliver it.  no matter what 
else follows, or doesn't follow, during the same SMTP session .
Yes.  The SMTP server mentioned that it is accepting the message (up to the 
end-of-data terminator.  Rejecting the message is not an option once the 
message has been accepted.

Hence the dilemma.  It wasn't an valid RFC5322 message and the issue is 
exasperated when it was DKIM signed and now recorded as a failure. Never mind 
the fact QUIT (or a new transaction command) is an SMTP requirement before 
the transaction is considered complete for delivery.

Where do you get that idea?  RFC 2821 doesn't require this.  It only requires 
that the server not close the connection until it sees a QUIT.  (It even says 
that clients SHOULD send a QUIT, implying that things should still work if they 


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