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ü character in the from header

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Sopos, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Sopos

    Sopos Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    someone try to send mail to our cpanel server with exim. He got
    Received <<< 550 Administrative prohibition
    and in exim_mainlog I got this :
    rejected after DATA: syntax error in 'From:' header when scanning for sender: malformed address: ;

    I got that mail in my yahoo.com mailbox and I see that the from header is :

    "surname, name" <email@domain.ext>

    but in the "surname, name" he use the "ü" character.

    Is it the reason why the mail is bounced ?
    Isn't there a way to accept it anyway ?

    thx
    Sopos
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, that's a non-standard character and isn't allowed in an email address which can only have CHARS within the quotes which are ASCII characters 0-127 which does not include umlauts. So the email, as sent breaks RFC822 and should therefore be rejected:
    ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc822.txt
     
  3. Sopos

    Sopos Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the answer :)
     
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