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What is a Syntax Error????

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by petrol, Oct 18, 2006.

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  1. petrol

    petrol Thread Starter

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    When emailing from a webphone to hotmail or yahoo I get the error message "501 syntax error in parameters or arguments"

    However, if I email to gmail I get no such problem.

    why is this and what does it mean?

    I'm confused, help!
     
  2. bonk

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    have a look:

    error message "501 syntax error in parameters or arguments
     
  3. petrol

    petrol Thread Starter

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    The first thing I did (before posting on this site) was to do a search for it.
    The results didn't tell me anything beyond that error 501 is indeed a syntax error in parameters or arguments.
    I'd like to know what this really means, why it occurs and how I can resolve it.
     
  4. bonk

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    Found this:

    Hi,
    We are having problems sending emails to students with certain domain names, for example yahoo.com, hotmail.com, netscape.net.

    The email bounces from the smtp server with message 501 SYNTAX ERROR IN PARAMETERS OR ARGUMENTS



    I solved this problem by switching to another SMTP mail server.
    Google search indicates the possibiliy of a buggy oracle email server.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    My guess is that the email SMTP application in the webphone is not communicating correctly, or using the right "syntax" (structure of the commands) that those webmail servers require.
     
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