Monday, August 31, 2009

smtp 555 5.5.2 Syntax error (Net::SMTPFatalError)

This title was part of an error message i got while dealing with action_mailer

i looked everywhere for a reason for this error message and found so many reasons but none of them matched with my case

So i liked to share why i got this error. Simply because i was adding no recipients to my email. I know it is very weird to send an email without having a recipient but getting this error message i much more weird and strange

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:930:in `check_response': 555 5.5.2 Syntax error. 24sm123817eyx.21 (Net::SMTPFatalError)
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:899:in `getok'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:842:in `rcptto'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:834:in `rcptto_list'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:833:in `each'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:833:in `rcptto_list'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:654:in `sendmail'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.2/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:683:in `perform_delivery_smtp'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:526:in `start'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.2/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:681:in `perform_delivery_smtp'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.2/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:523:in `__send__'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.2/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:523:in `deliver!'
        from /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-2.3.2/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:395:in `method_missing'
        from test_sending_emails_in_ruby.rb:31 

this is the error message i got and it was solved when i added a recipient

3 comments:

HOudini said...

I get this error too:

Net::SMTPFatalError (555 5.5.2 Syntax error. 18sm2138396fkq.37
):
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:930:in `check_response'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:899:in `getok'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:828:in `mailfrom'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:653:in `sendmail'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:526:in `start'

Bernhard said...

Try to remove <> from the sender (from - parameter).

djhunx said...

thanks!