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E-mail:550 Your message does not conform to RFC2822 standard

by ilove2survey / April 6, 2006 12:59 AM PDT

I had to reinstall my PeoplePC software. Prior to reinstallation I could forward funny emails to everyone in my address book at one time. Now if I try to mail everyone at once I get this error message: 550 Your message does not conform to RFC2822 standard

But I can still send messages as long as there are no more than 5 recipients.

My e-mail client is IncrediMail and I have preformed all of their help instructions. Upon which they said if problem persist contact service provider.

My ISP is PeoplePC, version 6.2. I've e-mailed tech support 2x and no answer.

My OS is WinXP Home Edition, version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519 : Service Pack 2). I checked the Microsoft web site and they list all kinds of info - but it is way beyond my understanding.

Can anyone give me a plain English step-by-step way to fix this problem.


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"no more than 5 recipients." Best guess?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2006 1:30 AM PDT

This is one of the many antispam tools ISPs are not employing. Why a home user would need to send copies to more than 5 is debatable and I won't debate it here.

I know ISPs that are turning this on and I agree with it.


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550 Your message does not conform to RFC2822 standard
by Suellen G / September 11, 2007 1:08 AM PDT

Well, as a home user, I also belong to an investment club with 10 members. I also have a medium size family who I like to send photo's to, and my son is on a soccer team. all those have greater than 5 people on the list. sooooooooo..... once again, the people with valid use of the internet have to 'deal' with those that abuse it.

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by sbfrank / August 18, 2009 8:26 AM PDT

Maybe some people have 6 relatives?

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E-mail:550 Your message does not conform to RFC2822 standard
by lyard3518 / August 13, 2007 3:26 AM PDT

I have had the same problem today. I found no helpful information on the internet. Instead I started sending test mails to groups of people. Starting with 5 I moved up incrementally until I reached 36 people. Never once did the email get bounced. Finally, I started looking at the actual addresses. I had just added some new email addresses to my address book. One of those email addresses had a period (.) at the end of it. When that email address was included, the entire message was bounced for all addresses.

I would suggest that you look through your email list and see if any of the addresses are not properly formated (i.e. a standard If any of them look funny, try sending a test message to that address with some others you know are okay. If the message fails, then you know you have found the problem.

Further, the email my be a good address, but it might just have an extra character in it. This problem happened to me when I was trying to add all the email addresses from a church prayer list to my address book. Somehow, one of the addresses had a period (.) added to the end of the address. Since I was adding some many addresses at one time, I did not notice that a period had been added.

Hope this helps. It is amazing how the smallest things can mess you up. I have spent the past 2 hours trying to figure this out.

have a blessed day1

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Helpful response
by gopherhill / June 17, 2008 6:18 AM PDT

This was exactly my problem, using Apple Mail and Earthlink to send something to 2 colleagues. Turned out that autofill had stuck part of one email address in the wrong place on the address bar. I just re-entered the addresses manually and it worked. Thank you.

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That helped!
by solrek4 / November 9, 2012 5:24 PM PST
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Turned out one of the addresses I was replying to, was utter garbage! Question is, why did the original incoming mail not get bounced as well?

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by tomron / August 15, 2007 12:47 PM PDT

Did you try this LINK


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550 message
by hobbymaker / March 24, 2010 1:12 AM PDT

why would my group e-mail list stop working all of a sudden has been working for years - now everything comes back on all of my different list.

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