North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
RE: Can someone test AOL's mx servers for me...
Please. Please. Everyone. Thank you. But you can all go home now! I think I've received about 50 messages now about the RFC compliant '<>' usage and have got the message. So now I know ... it's right up there with not using CNAMEs for MX records ... they use to work once upon a time in a more forgiving internet (whenever that was) or at least a less RFC compliant internet. But I can take a hint (all 50!). And I have since figured out what the flippin' other problem with the mail was. Thank you all. Karyn -----Original Message----- From: Mark Brown To: Karyn Ulriksen Sent: 8/11/00 3:47 AM Subject: Re: Can someone test AOL's mx servers for me... On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 06:04:56PM -0700, Karyn Ulriksen wrote: > I'm seeing some wierd errors when emailing AOL. The response for the "MAIL > FROM: [email protected]" is a '501 syntax error'. Is that exactly what you are typing? In that case AOL is being perfectly reasonable - the correct syntax is "FROM:<[email protected]>" (without quotes) and similarly for RCPT TO. The <> are mandatory. -- Mark Brown mailto:[email protected] (Trying to avoid grumpiness) http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~broonie/ EUFS http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/