we have be running a qmail e-mail server server for about two years at my company. Last week friday I got an email from a higher up in the company saying that he got a bounced email when he was trying to contact the state health department. I have had no messages from anyone else bounce back like this. I thought it was a wierd message to get (I haven't messed with the email server in weeks,
). I talked to one of their admins who was able to send me a test message, however when i replied to the message the message below is what bounced back.
-we run qmail 1.06
-have amavis running with CLAM
Here it is:
The original message was received at Mon, 10 May 2004 10:21:46 -0600
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
(reason: 554 Transaction failed: message format error)
(expanded from: <x.x@state.<x>.us>)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to <x>.state.<x>.us.:
<<< 554 Transaction failed: message format error
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
My understanding of qmail is limited. What would cause an error like this? I contacted their administrator and they seem to think that it is a problem on our side. Any info would be greatly appreciated!