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Re: Mail Data termination

2011-08-16 21:42:45

At 8:20 PM -0400 8/16/11, Hector Santos wrote:

NO QUIT means a cancellation because otherwise the only other way to end a SMTP session is for the client to close the socket connection.

To me, this sounds like a confusion between POP and SMTP. In POP, not sending a QUIT cancels any pending deletions. In SMTP, each MAIL transaction stands alone. Sending a QUIT at the very end is required, but failing to do so has no ill effects (and there are a number of clients who don't bother).

Randall Gellens
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