HELO ALLOW CHARS > syntactically invalid argument

DanB

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I have a problem with a site that can't receive e-mail from a sender that uses Exchange to send the message.

Looking in the mainlog, I see this message when they attempt to send messages:


2004-04-26 18:58:12 rejected EHLO from [65.121.94.209]: syntactically invalid argument(s): EXCHANGE.HOV_DOMAIN
2004-04-26 18:58:12 rejected HELO from [65.121.94.209]: syntactically invalid argument(s): EXCHANGE.HOV_DOMAIN


I've found several references that indicate that I may need to
add this line to the Exim config:

helo_allow_chars = "_"

Just wondering if anyone has expereinced this and has corrected it with adding this line.

Thanks

Dan
 

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You've probably answered your own question :) I havn't used it myself, but the command logically looks correct.

John
 

DanB

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Thanks for your reply.

Can you advise the correct location in the file where this should be inserted?

Thanks again

Dan
 

nobaloney

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The line is correct.

it can go anywhere at the top of the file, before the ACLs.

But to see where I've already put it in the exim.conf.spamblocked file, do a search for it here.

Jeff
 

yoshikiwei

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I experienced this problem too

- What actually causes this to happen ?

- Do I just insert that line of code above into my exim.conf ?

- Do I need to do the same for my exim_outgoing.conf ?
 

nobaloney

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yoshikiwei said:
I experienced this problem too

- What actually causes this to happen ?
There are certain characters that be default exim doesn't allow. The _ character is one of them.
- Do I just insert that line of code above into my exim.conf ?
Yes, and then restart exim.
- Do I need to do the same for my exim_outgoing.conf ?
I really don't know; I don't think so.

But it won't hurt, so you might as well. :)

Jeff
 
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