What are "Client Sessions?"

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Created On: Mar 07, 2006 02:44 PM

Answer Q
Would someone please explain to me exactly what "Client Session" means in the SMTP debug log.

When I connect to VMS via an Outlook client I get log entries but they are usually not Client Session entries. The Client Session entries seem to come later as VMS is trying to deliver the message to the remote server.

A
The client session means when VMS is acting as an SMTP client making a remote connection to another server. If you think about it - at this time VMS is acting the same way an email client is acting. Server connections are incoming connections from SMTP clients (or SMTP servers acting as clients).