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RFC 5321, "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", October 2008

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 4198
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Jasen Betts
Date Reported: 2014-12-09
Verifier Name: Barry Leiba
Date Verified: 2014-12-09

Section 4.2 says:

Whenever possible, a receiver-
SMTP SHOULD test the first digit (severity indication) of the reply
code.

It should say:

Whenever possible, a sender-
SMTP SHOULD test the first digit (severity indication) of a reply
code it receives.

Notes:

The "sender" is the entity that issues commands and receives response codes (from the "receiver").

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