Mercury smtp problems

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Mercury smtp problems

Postby rh+ » 31. July 2006 17:02

im having a lot of problems sending mail to yahoo like this:

The local mail transport system has reported the following problems
it encountered while trying to deliver your message:

*** xxxx@yahoo.com
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments

and:

The local mail transport system has reported the following problems
it encountered while trying to deliver your message:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
*** ummo@***.com
501-5.1.7 Path data: Had characters unsuitable for an rfc821-string
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Your mail message is being returned to you in the next part of this
message.

whats happening there? if i send that mail with another account i dont have problems.

thanks again
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Postby max11max » 31. July 2006 20:52

rh+

I suggest you check out the data you are sending to the mail server.

You might find the below handy,

max

http://indigo.ie/~mavjop/rfcs/rfc821.html


4.2.1. REPLY CODES BY FUNCTION GROUPS

500 Syntax error, command unrecognized
[This may include errors such as command line too long]
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
502 Command not implemented
503 Bad sequence of commands
504 Command parameter not implemented

211 System status, or system help reply
214 Help message
[Information on how to use the receiver or the meaning of a
particular non-standard command; this reply is useful only
to the human user]

220 <domain> Service ready
221 <domain> Service closing transmission channel
421 <domain> Service not available,
closing transmission channel
[This may be a reply to any command if the service knows it
must shut down]

250 Requested mail action okay, completed
251 User not local; will forward to <forward-path>
450 Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable
[E.g., mailbox busy]
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
[E.g., mailbox not found, no access]
451 Requested action aborted: error in processing
551 User not local; please try <forward-path>
452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage
552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
553 Requested action not taken: mailbox name not allowed
[E.g., mailbox syntax incorrect]
354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
554 Transaction failed
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Postby rh+ » 31. July 2006 23:39

The mail is generated by phpbb, with squid (were the phpbb where before) it works fine and i think that with another smtp server should work ok (i dont see any complain in the phpbb forum about that), so i think that this is a mercury error.
(I just send one of the error mails by hand and it woks ok),
what can be the problem? i know that the errors are 501, but dont know how to fix them :S
thanks again
Last edited by rh+ on 02. August 2006 01:18, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby sailo » 01. August 2006 10:59

same here :cry:
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Postby rh+ » 03. August 2006 17:57

anyone? :?
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Postby rh+ » 02. October 2006 04:17

sorry, but i still have the problem, i have to manually send the yahoo mails because i have the 501 error with yahoo accounts, if i send trought my mail client it works great but when phpbb send it i have that error
thanks
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Postby Izzy » 02. October 2006 04:31

So we have to be mind readers and work out for ourselves how you have configured phpBB and Mercury?

Try using the same settings that you have in your email client in phpBB and mercury mail with regard to the SMTP side as that configuration obviously works. At a guess you are using your ISP's smtp server in your email client. Well use it in the other configurations or at least try. It won't fix it self.
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Postby rh+ » 02. October 2006 05:10

the strange thing i have this problem ONLY with yahoo, hotmail, gmail and the other domains works ok. I try some things in Mercury, but i dont know where to look now :S
thanks again :)
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Postby Izzy » 02. October 2006 07:49

Use another mail server if you can't work it out using Mercury.
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Postby rh+ » 02. October 2006 12:12

i'll try another then, any sugestion? im using windows 2000
thanks Izzy
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Postby Izzy » 02. October 2006 22:38

rh+ wrote:i'll try another then, any sugestion? im using windows 2000
thanks Izzy

http://hmailserver.com/
Which is the preferred mail server that should be included in the XAMPP suite according to a recent poll conducted on this forum.

But like an effective set of documentation and help files to make life easier for XAMPP users, it has been ignored by the developers.

Like all things in this life "you only get what you pay for", and this suite is free, so don't expect too much from XAMPP.
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Postby taustin » 03. October 2006 00:55

If it's only affecting mail to Yahoo, it's not at your end. They're rejecting it, most likely, possibly because they think you're on a dynamic IP address. Are you certain the error code is 501?
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Postby rh+ » 03. October 2006 03:13

The local mail transport system has reported the following problems
it encountered while trying to deliver your message:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
*** xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com
501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Your mail message is being returned to you in the next part of this
message.
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Postby rh+ » 05. October 2006 03:28

Izzy wrote:http://hmailserver.com/
Which is the preferred mail server that should be included in the XAMPP suite according to a recent poll conducted on this forum.

Thanks a LOT Izzy, hmailserver works great! the spam filter works very good and i dont have more errors with yahoo
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Postby Izzy » 05. October 2006 03:41

rh+ wrote:
Izzy wrote:http://hmailserver.com/
Which is the preferred mail server that should be included in the XAMPP suite according to a recent poll conducted on this forum.

Thanks a LOT Izzy, hmailserver works great! the spam filter works very good and i dont have more errors with yahoo

Your welcome and thanks for posting back with your comments. They will undoubtedly help others who are having difficulty with configuring Mercury Mail and who require a much quicker and more friendly solution.

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Good Luck!
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