telnet is insecure and should be replaced by SSH, but since when does it have a poor reputation?

$ telnet smtp
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
554 Your access to this mail system has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor \
reputation. If you believe that this failure is in error, please contact the intended \
recipient via alternate means.
Connection closed by foreign host.

Poor reputation indeed! :-(

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