- To: Murray_RJ@cc.curtin.edu.au
- Subject: NOS problems/solutions
- From: "Mike Bilow, email@example.com" <mikebw@IDS.JVNC.NET>
- Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1992 10:06:47 EST
Without quoting your lengthy and fairly specific message, I can tell you
that one problem I caught and have been in the process of fixing also
relates to illegal MS-DOS filename characters in mailing addresses. Any
fix should be compiled conditionally on Borland's __MSDOS__ flag.
If mail is sent to a valid host name, instead of to a user@host, SMTP
will loop the mail endlessly. For example, mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
will succeed, but mail to "n1bee.ampr.org" will cause an endless loop,
requiring the "stop smtp" command to recover the system.
-- Mike, email@example.com