[mailto:owner-ietf-smtp(_at_)mail(_dot_)imc(_dot_)org] On Behalf Of Hector
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: Mail Data termination
Never mind the fact QUIT (or a new transaction command) is an SMTP
requirement before the transaction is considered complete for
delivery. Its in the specs, but really, how much liberalism in
failure to comply to standards do we continue to tolerant?
That's not what QUIT means. QUIT closes a session, not a transaction. The end
of DATA completes a transaction (Section 126.96.36.199 of RFC5321) and resets state.
The idea of not delivering a message because the client didn't send QUIT is a
singular interpretation of SMTP as far as I can tell.