SpamAssassin Rule: FROM_MISSPACED

Standard description: From: missing whitespace

Explanation

In the From: header, the whitespace separating the display name from the angle brackets containing the email address is missing. Invalid formatting of headers can prevent various validation checks from succeeding, and also indicates the software used to send mail does not conform to this standard.

For example:

(Note that many mail clients, when formatting the received mail for reading, will display the missing space.)

Further Info

The default scores for this rule can be found in the online list of tests.

Mail header encoding is defined in RFC 5322.


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