Bad RFC822 field name ''

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jun 1 21:51:25 IST 2004

At 21:37 01/06/2004, you wrote:
>Clive Eisen wrote:
>>Jérôme MOLLIER-PIERRET wrote:
>>>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;
>>        boundary="--114838899249203109"
>>[        |            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:
>Sorry to comment on my own post
>I'd really like to know if this is a qmail/mailscanner problem or generic 
>Can someone inject it into a queue who uses sendmail/postfix/exim - I'd 
>really appreciate it. I suggest you edit the 'To:" to something local

Just tried a header of "-" with sendmail and it has no problems with it.
Can you put the raw message (in whatever original formats you have it) on a 
website for me, or mail it to me, as I would like to see what of the 
headers are tabs and what are spaces. I don't think the "-" header is the 
Julian Field
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