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Re: draft-atkins-smtp-traffic-control

2011-10-31 11:09:05

Steve Atkins <steve(_at_)blighty(_dot_)com> wrote:

Mail that's delivered quickly, in a minute or so, vs mail that sometimes
takes a half hour to deliver makes a difference to the end user.

An ESMTP client, such as your ISP smarthost, will wait a while before
retrying in response to a 4xx deferral. The RFCs say they should wait at
least 30 minutes the first time.

Why not just ignore this suggestiona and retry more frequently?

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