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RFC 2821, "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", April 2001

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 5321

Source of RFC: drums (app)

Errata ID: 375
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Jochen Topf
Date Reported: 2004-11-23
Verifier Name: Pete Resnick
Date Verified: 2011-05-16

Section 4.2.5 says:

  When an SMTP server returns a permanent error status (5yz) code after
  the DATA command is completed with <CRLF>.<CRLF>, it MUST NOT make
  any subsequent attempt to deliver that message. 

It should say:

  When an SMTP server returns a transient failure status (4yz) code after
  the DATA command is completed with <CRLF>.<CRLF>, it MUST NOT make
  any subsequent attempt to deliver that message. 

Notes:

Fixed in RFC 5321.

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