It's pretty simple: you sent HTML mail to vger.kernel.org, and it
explicitly rejects all HTML e-mail. GMail, particularly from Android,
apparently doesn't have a way to bypass sending HTML mail (it's been a
much maligned bug).
Before you ask, no I very much doubt vger will change it's policy with
regards to HTML mail, and honestly it's a policy I fully support.
Your only bet is to use a mail client that won't send HTML, K-9 or
Kaiten should work.
- John 'Warthog9' Hawley
On 08/07/2012 01:24 PM, Drew Northup wrote:
> I am not 100% sure of the root cause of this, but I have gotten the
> following error message back from vger via GMail at least twice now:
> "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
> Technical details of permanent failure:
> Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the
> recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for
> further information about the cause of this error. The error that the
> other server returned was: 550 550 5.7.1 Content-Policy reject msg:
> The message contains HTML subpart, therefore we consider it SPAM or
> Outlook Virus. TEXT/PLAIN is accepted.! BF:<H 0.0255687>;
> S1755748Ab2HGTHS (state 17)."
> I was replying to 20120806223113.ga16...@sigill.intra.peff.net
> (Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid crippled getpass function on Solaris).
> Hopefully all of the direct replies went through, but the list denied
> it. Some other replies have worked just fine.
> Before the usual raft of "you configured your mail client incorrectly"
> I would like to note that such things are not configurable in the
> Android GMail App. If this is an app issue I'll (attempt to) take it
> up with them (and expect zero results). (I am writing this from the
> webmail interface in the hopes that it goes through.)
> Am I the ONLY ONE seeing this?
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