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Re: Stange behaviour in mail



On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 09:48:07PM +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:

| I use Fetchmail/Exim combination.  This afternoon I got an e-mail from the 
| debian mailing list saying it was unsubscribing me because of lots of bounced 
| mails.
| 
| I checked with /var/log/exim/rejectlog and sure enough I seem to be getting 
| loads of rejected messages.  According to the logs (not sure about the actual 
| messages) all the mails have invalid addresses of <> in either the CC: field 
| or occassionally the To: field.
| 
| What could be causing this sort of problem and is their any exim (or 
| fetchmail) parameter I can set to stop these particular messages bouncing?

In exim.conf, change the setting of headers_check_syntax to false.  I
don't know why you're having that problem since I enable that feature
(it kills a fair amount of spam) and haven't had any problems (except
for the occaisonal some broken stuff from Outhouse that I want to
receive).

-D

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