SUMMARY: putbody write error??

From: Art Hebert (
Date: Fri May 12 1995 - 22:51:17 CDT

Thank You to:

Nate Itkin <>
Neil Rickert <>

Original Question:

> Can someone explain what the following error is:

> ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>554 putbody: write error

> SunOS 4.1.3_U1 standard sun sendmail

Neil Rickert <> says:

This can sometimes happen during an SMTP connection. If the
remote mail agent closes its socket prematurely, the write to the
socket at the local end will fail.

Since the mail is requeued for retry, it should not normally be
a source of concern. It this happens often for one destination,
then perhaps that destination has a networking problem. If it
happens often for many destinations, then possibly you have a
networking problem.

Nate Itkin <> says:

putbody is the subroutine in sendmail that writes a message body
to a mailbox. I would guess the error is a full disk or no write
permission on the mailbox.

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