Header Syntax Error

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Mon Jan 9 20:08:03 GMT 2006

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Miguel Koren O'Brien de Lacy wrote:
> Gentlemen;
> I never saw this message in the logs of a new server installed this
> weekend:
> Jan  9 16:49:37 aradhana sendmail[3186]: k09JnWfC003175: SYSERR(root):
> header syntax error, line "X-Sesamo Regalos-MailScanner-From: "
> Environment:
> Fedora Core 4 (fully patched)
> MailScanner 4.47.4-2
> Clamav 0.87.1
> Sendmail 8.13.4
> mail clients: Outlook/Outlook Express with versions ranging from Win98
> to WinXP.
> Is this header syntax error something to worry about? Is it because the
> "From:" is empty?

The syntax error is because the header name has a space in it between Sesamo and
Regalos. That's an RFC violation.

Check your %org-name% setting in Mailscanner.conf and make sure it has no spaces
in it. Use - instead.

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