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Re: SMTP behavior: 553 5.5.2 Bad command format(h)
- From: Steven M. Bellovin
- Date: Wed Mar 31 19:04:16 2004
In message <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.firstname.lastname@example.org>, S
cott Call writes:
>On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Miguel Mata-Cardona wrote:
>> WTF? can anyone please explain me why must I enclose my
>> address between the "<>"?
Yup -- that's what the spec says. See, in particular, 188.8.131.52, which
gives the syntax of the MAIL FROM: command, and 4.1.2, which gives the
syntax of a Reverse-path.
There are some SMTP servers which don't require the <>, but they're
being generous -- they've always been required.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb