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RE: Some very early feedback in SMTP testing.

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:54:09 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009, Patrick Monnerat wrote:

>> For the EHLO I'm considering using the 'user' field for the domain so that
>> the user can decide what to tell the server.
> IMHO, this is not a good idea: RFC 1738 (URL) 3.1 (common internet scheme
> syntax) and RFC 2396 (URI) 3.2.2 (server-based naming authority) describe
> this as a credential field and the "logical reflex" of URL composers is to
> give such info here.
> Since there is no standard SMTP URL, I would rather use its first path
> component specify the client domain, as it is unused by now...

That might be better, yes. I'll switch to that. I figure we need to document
the SMTP URL syntax we'll end up using somewhere...

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