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Does qmail support VRFY user?
Why do I always get 252 when I use VRFY?

Mar 2nd, 2000 18:27
Nathan Wallace, Anand Buddhdev, Dave Sill


qmail doesn't implement VRFY because (1) qmail's modular design makes
it impractical, and (2) VRFY makes it easy to validate e-mail
addresses and local accounts--information that crackers and spammers
like.
It always returns "252 send some mail, i'll try my best" to clients who
attempt to use VRFY, whether the user exists or not.