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Re: [Nmh-workers] Updates to nmh

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Updates to nmh
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:17:49 +0000

Ken Hornstein wrote:
>>I use mts:sendmail (this is the Debian package default and generally what
>>I recommend people use because (a) nmh's SMTP talking code doesn't get
>>the corner cases of the spec right and (b) Unix systems should have a
>>sendmail binary that can do this kind of thing anyhow).
>Weeelll ... let's just say that I don't quite agree with you on all of
>those points. 


>While I haven't encountered any problems with nmh's SMTP code, if you know
>of problems with it I'll be glad to fix them.

Just to pick a random example, if you get a 4xx response back from the
server you're supposed to retry later, and I bet we don't do that :-)
Another one: I don't think we do MX lookups on the server name given in
mts.conf, which is also a MUST from RFC1123.

-- PMM

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