[Mailman-Users] Explicit destination causes implicitdestination bounce

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 14:58:49 CET 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 12:26:29PM -0600, Larry Stone wrote:
> The lesson in this is that SMTP, like almost all  
> computer command sets, is very intolerant of even the slightest mistake.  
> It does exactly what you tell it to do and has no idea what you meant 
> when you get it wrong. Using Telnet to test SMTP has its uses (I do it to 
> make sure the anti-spam controls on the commands works since that's hard 
> to do by other means) but unless you are prepared to type everything in 
> painful detail, expect weird results. 

I think this is the part where I mention 'swaks(1)':


a rather awesome little tool that should be in every mail-admin's

Last time I looked, it was packaged for Debian, FreeBSD, and CentOS,
without too many packager-introduced-foibles.

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 with Spider-Man and two cross-dressing men"
    -- Mark Davies (defence lawyer, regarding 'Cage fighters picked on
            because they were dressed as women for a stag night')

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