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From Chris Edwards <>
Subject Re: [OT] Seeing increase in smtp concurrency ?
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:49:29 GMT
On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Jason Haar wrote:

| What if SMTP servers report a 5XX and then drop the connection? I know
| that's not compliant, but a real mail server would have got the 5XX and
| so (mainly) wouldn't retry, and a spammer would have their connection
| terminated.

In exim-speak this is "drop" instead of "deny".

"drop: This verb behaves like deny, except that an SMTP connection is 
forcibly closed after the 5xx error message has been sent."

Chris Edwards, Glasgow University Computing Service

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