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data format error mails

Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

data format error mails

Hi,

I am gettting the following error message I don't know what is wrong.
Can anyone help me?

thanks,

Michael

The original message was received at Thu, 31 Mar 2005 20:33:15 +0200 (MEST) from xxx.dhl.com [x.xxx.xxx.xx]

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- xxx.xxx@dhl.com
(expanded from: )
yyy.yyy@dhl.com
(expanded from: )
zzz.zzz@dhl.com
(expanded from: )

----- Transcript of session follows ----- ... while talking to gateway1.dhl.com.:
>>> MAIL From:<@@aaa.de.danzas.com> SIZE=68927 BODY=8BITMIME
<<< 553 5.1.3 <@@aaa.de.danzas.com>... User address required
501 xxx.xxx@dhl.com,yyy.yyy@dhl.com,zzz.zzz@dhl.com... Data format error
7 REPLIES
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: data format error mails

This is 5.1A pk6 btw.

Michael
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: data format error mails

Hi,

nobody any idea?

Michael
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: data format error mails

Well... I think it seems obvious that there is a problem in the area of the double "@", as in "@@aaa.de.danzas.com". But sendmail falls in the "black magic" category. And I'm not that kind of wizard, so I have no idea that could help you. :-)

I'll see if I can get a response from one of the sendmail guru's.
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: data format error mails

how "@@" came there?. The error seem to suggest that sendmail thinks that the is missing from the mail address...could be a problem with the gateway?
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: data format error mails

Han,
thanks.

BL,
I have no idea, where this might be from. That's why I am asking.

thanks,

Michael
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: data format error mails

From the guru:

It looks like the sending system is issuing an illegal sender field in the SMTP MAIL command (the part of the SMTP dialogue that identifies the sender of the message). The format should be:

MAIL From: [other properties]

The user part is, or is being replaced by, an "@". It could be a problem with the user agent (maybe the user name is missing in the user agent configuration) or with the sendmail.cf.

1) What is being used to compose and send the mail?
2) How was the sendmail.cf created?

And from me:

- So does this happen for every mail, or just some specific ones?
- Has this always failed? If not, what changed?
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: data format error mails

Hi Han,

thanks for the comment.
This is only happening with one account and there probably all the time.
I will have to find out what is used to create the mail.
I will be gone for three weeks, including two weeks in sunny California, so be patient. I really would like to solve this problem.

thanks,

Michael