Flirting with the mail server? The fact that stand/alone/bitch is wooed by men and SMTP servers alike is just proof of her charms.


(I'm in bold, Jane the mailserver is plain.)

wwoods@evilcow:~$ telnet smtp
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.8.5/8.8.5; Mon, 11 Dec 2000 10:16:54 -0600
Helo jane
250 Hello [], pleased to meet you
I like you. Do you like me?
500 Command unrecognized
Unrecognized? I know, we've never really talked before, but I really like your style..
500 Command unrecognized
Does this mean you don't want to go on a date?
500 Command unrecognized
221 closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.