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Subject: Re: Sendmail MaxRecipients config
From: Aaron Schrab <aaron+lm @ schrab . com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 21:25:03 -0500
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At 10:04 -0700 09 May 2000, "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg @
 monkeys .
 com> wrote:
> If by ``server'' you mean Sendmail, then the answer is `no'.  It is
> very simple.  If you have MaxRecipients set to `N' and then some SMTP
> client connects and tries to issue more than `N' RCPT TOs for some
> individual message, then the N+1 and subsequent RCPT Tos will get some
> sort of 5xx response.

Have you actually tried this?  If so, what version?  I tried it on both
8.9.3 and 8.10.1, and both returned "452 Too many recipients".  So, a
non-broken MTA should attempt to send to those recipients again later.

-- 
Aaron Schrab     aaron @
 schrab .
 com      http://www.execpc.com/~aarons/
 The goal of Computer Science is to build something that
 will last at least until we've finished building it.


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