Bad RFC822 field name ''

Clive Eisen clive at SERENDIPITA.COM
Tue Jun 1 13:30:41 IST 2004


> Hi all,
> We use Malscanner with qmail, and experienced this morning some issue
> with stranges mail that are non RFC822 compliant.
> It seem that the mail package Mail::Internet has problem when
> Mailscanner trying to process this mail from his queue.
> In debug mode the error is :
> Bad RFC822 field name ''
>  at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/Mail/ line 130
We had that too

the offending message seems to have been

Received: (qmail 7691 invoked by uid 0); 31 May 2004 14:58:58 -0000
Received: from (
  by with SMTP; 31 May 2004 14:58:58 -0000
Received: from by Mon, 31 May 2004 21:53:00 +0600
Message-ID: <teljrwfxbzeoz2weYmnVKQ2xMub at>
From: " Sears" <306339186 at>
Reply-To: " Sears" <306339186 at>
To: toze at
Subject: hey i tried to call you
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 08:51:00 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
[        |            Priority: Normal 

Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Encoding: NUM

<p align="center">
Hey, whats up, my name is Jen and I'm new to this dating thing. I
saw your profile you put up and I like it. =) I just want to get to
know you a little better if you don't mind, come check my homepage
with all my contact info at:

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