> Specifically, the problem was that GoDaddy doesn't
> like parenthesis ["(" and ")"] in the "from" field.
Thanks for your feedback.
It is always good to know that the problem was not in ICS component.
Author of ICS (Internet Component Suite, freeware)
Author of MidWare (Multi-tier framework, freeware)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hoby Smith" <h...@romans618.org>
To: "'ICS support mailing'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: [twsocket] Simple SMTP text emails rejected for virus or spam
> Well, I finally resolved this issue. What a pain. In the end, the
> was just character data that GoDaddy didn't like. It would have been nice
> if their SMTP response had said something like, "Invalid character data
> detected", instead of, "Rejected due to spam or virus content". But,
> I am asking too much? ;)
> Specifically, the problem was that GoDaddy doesn't like parenthesis ["("
> ")"] in the "from" field. I was using parenthesis to designate the email
> address content from the friendly name, like, "Some User
> I use that format so that users will see a more readable name in their
> client (Outlook, etc). Changing to brackets, like "Some User
> <u...@domain.com>", fixed the problem. Go figure.
> Historically, I have used both and never had a problem. In this case, the
> SMTP profile was stored in an encrypted XML file for my service, so the
> was giving my problems in the beginning with the XML tags. Hence, I used
> parenthesis instead. Odd that GoDaddy didn't like it. I have never had a
> problem with that format in the "from" field. Oh well, like I said, a
> relevant message would have saved two days of my time, as well as their
> tech's time.
> BTW, I thought this was rather indicative of GoDaddy's persona. Most
> servers I have had to log, respond to the SMTP "data" request with
> like, "354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>", or something
> informative like that. However, GoDaddy's response is, "354 go ahead
> make my day". Really. Kind of tells ya something, huh? :)
> Thanks for the input. Hoby
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