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Old 06-01-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
linuxboy69
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Question about email sending


I have a question about email that ends up not getting delivered. Most of the email that I send that can't get to its desination comes back with the message and then something like this:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
kcbviyiku@domain.tld
(reason: 554 error: unknown sender)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mx.whatever.com.:
>>> MAIL From:<> SIZE=445
<<< 554 error: unknown sender
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

so what does it mean when it puts "< >" around the receipient address like this:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<kcbviyiku@domain.tld>
(reason: 554 error: unknown sender)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mx.mail.whatever.net.:
>>> MAIL From:<> SIZE=445
<<< 554 error: unknown sender
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

I also get messages that don't go through like:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<oFFTheHoOkoffERS@shArEdECLaRe.coM>
(reason: )

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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it appears from the error message that you do not have a return address specified with your email client. the from line is empty. what email software do you use?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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I aggree with the previous post. From the error msg it appears that your from email address is missing, it may be coming from your mail server or the client software you are using.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 05:59 PM   #4
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lol that is kinda funny. Thank you for the response but I just wanted to know why sometimes the receipient of the email has "< >" around the email and sometimes it does not.

For example

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
kcbviyiku@domain.tld
(reason: 554 error: unknown sender)

and

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<kcbviyiku@domain.tld>
(reason: 554 error: unknown sender)

thank you for the tip on the no sender thing. I will have to look into why it is doing that. I use sendmail.
 
  


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