[horde] Problem with sending mail via mobile interface

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at horde.org
Fri Nov 2 20:09:50 UTC 2012

Quoting Jens Grüntjes <jens.gruentjes at ebira.de>:

> Zitat von Jens Grüntjes <jens.gruentjes at ebira.de>:
>> Zitat von Michael M Slusarz <slusarz at horde.org>:
>>> Quoting Jens Grüntjes <jens.gruentjes at ebira.de>:
>>>> Hello list,
>>>> when I send a mail via smartphone I receive an error message  
>>>> saying "Beim Versenden der Nachricht ist ein Fehler aufgetreten:  
>>>> Ungültige E-Mail-Adresse ( )." In English it means something like  
>>>> "Error while sending mail: Invalid E-Mail-Address ( )." (Sorry, I  
>>>> could not get the english message because changing the language  
>>>> at the login page seems to be overwritten by some preference I  
>>>> guess, so the error message is in german.)
>>>> Obviously the E-Mail-Address is empty. In the Horde-Logfile I  
>>>> find the following entry
>>>> 2012-10-31T09:49:04+00:00 ERR: HORDE [imp] Ungültige  
>>>> E-Mail-Adresse ( ). [pid 10135 on line 1155 of  
>>>> "/var/www/horde/imp/lib/Compose.php"]
>>>> It is interesting that the mail is however sent to the recipient  
>>>> but does *not* show up in my sent-mail folder. Did I misconfigure  
>>>> something?
>>> My guess is that the charset of your DB changed and you did not  
>>> convert your values (Horde/IMP can't do this for you).
>>> michael
>> Which values are you referring to? I *guess* that nothing in the  
>> databases although it is possible that changes were made during a  
>> mysql-upgrade in the last time. But I know that I didn't make any  
>> changes to databases myself. I am not a DB-specialist but I can see  
>> that all tables in the horde-related DBs have the collation set to  
>> "utf8_general_ci". Can you tell me how to find out if the values in  
>> the DB have the wrong charset?
>> But apart from that, should the error also occur if the recipient's  
>> name does not contain any special chars like umlauts? It's only a  
>> guess.
>> -- 
>> Viele Grüße
>> Jens
> I tried to debug a bit, so here is some output while trying to send  
> a mail via mobile. As there are other users using horde at the same  
> time it is possible that I mixed up some log entries and/or I forgot  
> some lines. Maybe you can tell me which lines are interesting for  
> further debugging.

Check your identity.  Is your from address:

Jens Grüntjes <jens.gruentjes at ebira.de>

as opposed to:

"Jens Grüntjes" <jens.gruentjes at ebira.de>

That first e-mail address is invalid.  We probably weren't so strict  
previously in allowing that, but now we are.  If verified, we should  
probably upgrade this in an upgrade task.


Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]

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