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Subject: Re: Sendmail MaxRecipients config
From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg @ monkeys . com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 10:07:36 -0700
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: Your message of Tue, 09 May 2000 21:25:03 -0500. <20000509212503 . H19092 @ pug . qqx . org>

In message <20000509212503 .
 H19092 @
 pug .
 qqx .
 org>, 
Aaron Schrab <aaron+lm @
 schrab .
 com> wrote:

>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.

Sorry.  I misspoke.  I meant 4xx.



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