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Old 07-12-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
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message are getting truncated in the mail


Hi,

This is my first post to the forum..

When Entered text which is started with a "."(dot)
The details from next line onwards & the remaining body of a mail message are getting truncated in the mail

In brief any mail body contaning a "." (dot) in the begning of the line truncated the remaning mail..

I use a linux based SMtp server for mailing..

Has any body come accross this issue and has a soultion, please mail me...


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Old 07-12-2006, 04:05 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ. Hope you like it here.


When Entered text which is started with a "."(dot) The details from next line onwards & the remaining body of a mail message are getting truncated in the mail In brief any mail body contaning a "." (dot) in the begning of the line truncated the remaning mail..
If you speak to the MTA directly (say telnet) a line starting with a dot means end of message. How is the email submitted to the MTA? Can you avoid starting a line with a dot (which isn't logical anyway I think)?


please mail me...
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:58 AM   #3
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hi,

point well taken, will follow, getting use to this forum..
Regarding the problem, will have to do a rely,cannot send directly to MTA, not permitted..

nilesh
 
Old 07-12-2006, 07:00 AM   #4
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will have to do a rely,cannot send directly to MTA, not permitted
You mean "relay"? What return code does the sendmail log give?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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HI,

Sorry for that spelling, bit of heavy work going on, I meant relay..
Well, i tried to debug, but the log says the mail is sent, no exceptions..at all...

the recipient get the message truncated.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 12:25 PM   #6
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the recipient get the message truncated.
- Are there any interesting X-headers added that may give a clue?


cannot send directly to MTA, not permitted
- Are you using your ISP's MTA's or are you using an unauthorised relay?


- Can you avoid starting a line with a dot?
 
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Is it the mail client that's truncating the mail or the mail server?
Many command-line mail clients (e.g. mailx) can be configured to interpret a lone period as signifying the end
of a message. Check for an option like 'set dot' in the config file.
 
  


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