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Old 02-21-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
mr_matti
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Unhappy What does "Syntax error in parameters or arguments" mean with Evolution


I have a question about evolution...I keep getting this error message while trying to send email:

Error while performing operation:
MAIL FROM response error: Syntax error in parameters or arguments

I don't know what it is trying to tell me except that for some reason I can't connect to the SMTP server. This is just another in a long line of email problems on my Linux box...but I do want to figure it out.

If anyone can help....please do.

(Receiving and Reading my mail is fine)

Thanks
 
Old 02-21-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
timdsmith
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Location: The Colony, TX
Distribution: Slackware, Debian Etch, FreeBSD, MicroSh*t free.
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Hmmmmm...I had the same problem on my Slackware box...It turned out I was missing a dependancy somewhere. damned if i can remember what it was though. I did:
swaret --dep
and it took care of it. No swaret tool for Mandrake though. I'm not sure what tool you might be able to use.
Anybody got any suggestions?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
mr_matti
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Just in case it matters...I have no problem sending with Mozilla Mail I had 2 SMTP servers set up originally - one for each mail account...but I now only want to use one (from my ISP).

How about the mail settings in Linux...or the configuration files for Evolution...at this point I don't care if everything sets itself back to the defaults settings and everything is erased.

Matti
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
orth
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I an across this error now, and none of the solutions helped that I searched on the web, it turned out I had to add a line for my static ip on my subnet instead of just 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/hosts

Before:

127.0.0.1 localhost myhostname
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

After:

127.0.0.1 localhost myhostname
192.168.0.221 myhostname
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Using "sudo ngrep -d any port 25" helped me determine this error.
 
  


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