Exim: Format error in spool file

Frédéric L. W. Meunier 0@pervalidus.net
Sat Dec 21 21:43:00 GMT 2002

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:

> At 01:58 AM 12/22/2002 -0200, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> >> 2) Looking at the source code, this error message should include
> >> the name of a file. Have you looked at that file?
> >> Send it me as an attachment if you don't see anything obvious.
> >
> >Attached (very small files).
> It looks like your cygwin user name contains spaces.

Yes, "Frédéric L W Meunier". I thought I had to add my full
name when I installed Windows. I think it's too late to change
it without reinstalling.

> This confuses exim (and many other Unix programs).

I didn't know (or I didn't read "Known bugs" in

I added 3 "_".

> Edit your entry in the /etc/passwd file. Change the first
> field to something without spaces.

It worked.

2002-12-22 02:19:31 H7I6OG-0001TS-00 <= 0@pervalidus.net H=[] P=smtp S=258
2002-12-22 02:19:35 H7I6OG-0001TS-00 => test@pervalidus.net
R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=redir-mail-telehouse1.gandi.net []
2002-12-22 02:19:35 H7I6OG-0001TS-00 Completed

Thanks for your port. I can get rid of all bloated Windows MTA.

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