Error 255 with messages with attachments

From: Dan Newcombe <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 17:36:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <>

Maybe I'm missing something! This doesn't seem to fail with my test messages to my test list, but to other lists, when attachments are sent, my maillog has a line saying 'stat=unknown mailer error 255', and the message is not added to the archive. If I manually run hypermail on the list archive majordomo creates, it has no only seems to have trouble when getting the messge via stdin.

My line in /etc/aliases looks like:
 "|/usr/local/bin/hypermail -u -i -l 'listname archive' -d /Web/docs/hypermail/listname"

Any pointers as to why it would puke so on attachments? The attachment on the most recent test case is a word doc, sent via outlook express 5.0, and has quite a few mime parts:

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Type: text/html; 

...and the attachment.
Content-Type: application/msword;

        name="Waffle 9-21.doc"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;

        filename="Waffle 9-21.doc"

Thanks! Received on Fri 22 Sep 2000 12:09:19 AM GMT

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