[Typo3] direct_mail don't mass send (checked other threads!)

christian oettinger christian.oettinger at gmx.de
Sat Jul 30 18:32:21 CEST 2005

Hi all,

I hope someone can help, I don't know what to do and where to look any 
more (In fact I even posed this in projects.direct_mail some days ago 
but I think I don't get an answer for the problem is more gneral? So 
sorry for cross-posting!).
I have typo3 3.7.0 and had a direct-mail 1.0.8 working while developing 
my site. Once I upgraded to 1.1.0 and could'nt send any more, I then 
replaced direct_mail folder (/typo3/ext/) again with version 1.0.8, but 
couldn't mass nevertheless. To be honest - I don't know when the problem 
began, may have nothing at all to do with 1.1.0. Simple Testmail works 
well as do any other mails out of typo3.

When mass sending, the mail is marked as sended and also statistics in 
direct_mail_module show it's sended. But it never will arrive. This 
happens with sending to all members of the group as well as with just 
one or some adresses.
I already:
- checked which table I use (tt_adress) in my group (only one group, one 
- checked entries in tt_adress, correct linking to caetgory (uid of 
group), correct html-marker(1).
- checked size of generated mail, about 17k, so seems OK.

When checking the server mail logs, I get the following
(example for a Testmail and mass sending to all members of group):

--- simple Testmail --- (O.K.)

2005/07/25-18:44:34 24.124225771.22376.1122309874 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
2005/07/25-18:44:34 24.124225771.22376.1122309874 == for 
christian.oettinger at gmx.de
2005/07/25-18:44:34 24.124225771.22376.1122309874 => sent to 

--- Message-mail: Begin Job --- (O.K.)

2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22384.1122309892 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22384.1122309892 == for 
christian.oettinger at gmx.de
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22384.1122309892 => sent to 

--- The Newsletters itselfs for my 3 Test addresses ---

2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22392.1122309892 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i -f MID40_t286
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22392.1122309892 ** smtp server didn't 
accept MAIL From, replied "501 <MID40_t286>: sender address must contain 
a domain".
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22395.1122309892 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i -f MID40_t287
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22395.1122309892 ** smtp server didn't 
accept MAIL From, replied "501 <MID40_t287>: sender address must contain 
a domain".
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22398.1122309892 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i -f MID40_t288
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22398.1122309892 ** smtp server didn't 
accept MAIL From, replied "501 <MID40_t288>: sender address must contain 
a domain".

--- Message-mail: Ended Job --- (O.K.)

2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22401.1122309892 <= p37964032 
Commandline=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22401.1122309892 == for 
christian.oettinger at gmx.de
2005/07/25-18:44:52 24.124225771.22401.1122309892 => sent to 

Seems that sendmail gets an additional -f MID40_t287 when mass-sending. 
For each recepient the part like t287 changes (see above) For each 
mass-mailing the MID40-Part changes (number getting higher).
I don't know sendmail, so I don't know what the -i means, but in 
Test-mail I get the correct from-name and from-email as configured in 
TSConfig (see below) maybe the additional -f interferes with that? Maybe 
it's a problem of the server (I don't think so, for I have already 
mass-sended with direct-mail). Or where could I look in typo3?

any idea is welcome

thanks in advance and greetings from munich
oe (christian)

## CONFIGURATION of the direct mail module:

mod.web_modules.dmail {
   plainParams = &type=99
   HTMLParams =

# table name of a userdefined table similar to tt_address (same fields) 
which may be used for distribution also.
   userTable =
   enablePlain = 1
   enableHTML = 1

   http_username =
   http_password =
mod.web_modules.dmail.from_email=christian.oettinger at gmx.de
mod.web_modules.dmail.from_name = Oekom Verlag
mod.web_modules.dmail.organisation = Oekom Verlag
mod.web_modules.dmail.replyto_email =
mod.web_modules.dmail.replyto_name =

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