Hi Hoby, > 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. -- francois.pie...@overbyte.be Author of ICS (Internet Component Suite, freeware) Author of MidWare (Multi-tier framework, freeware) http://www.overbyte.be ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hoby Smith" <h...@romans618.org> To: "'ICS support mailing'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 problem > 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, maybe > I am asking too much? ;) > > Specifically, the problem was that GoDaddy doesn't like parenthesis ["(" and > ")"] in the "from" field. I was using parenthesis to designate the email > address content from the friendly name, like, "Some User (u...@domain.com)". > I use that format so that users will see a more readable name in their mail > 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 more > 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 something > like, "354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>", or something > informative like that. However, GoDaddy's response is, "354 go ahead punk, > make my day". Really. Kind of tells ya something, huh? :) > > Thanks for the input. Hoby > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be