[Mailman-Users] Explicit destination causes implicitdestination bounce

Ian Gibbs ian at flash.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 08:47:19 CET 2011

Thanks to you both. Adding To and From headers solves the issue, and the mail is accepted.

Ian Gibbs
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On 11/03/11 18:26, Larry Stone wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Larry's response is correct except for this one detail. Actually, this
>> message has a Subject: header and a non-conformant "This" header and
>> no body. The body must be separated from the headers by an empty line.
> Oops. I looked at the original way too quickly. Thanks, Mark, for correcting my post. The lesson in
> this is that SMTP, like almost all computer command sets, is very intolerant of even the slightest
> mistake. It does exactly what you tell it to do and has no idea what you meant when you get it
> wrong. Using Telnet to test SMTP has its uses (I do it to make sure the anti-spam controls on the
> commands works since that's hard to do by other means) but unless you are prepared to type
> everything in painful detail, expect weird results. Mailman is best tested with real messages sent
> by a proper MUA.
> -- Larry Stone
> lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
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