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What means " bounced by destination server. Reason: 5.3.0 Other mail system problem ('550', ['Maximum line length exceeded (see RFC 5322 2.1.1).'])" ?

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I'm tracking some messages across my network to figure out where it stops. The antispam gave me a msg like this
bounced by destination server. Reason: 5.3.0 Other mail system problem ('550', ['Maximum line length exceeded (see RFC 5322 2.1.1).'])

The  'Other mail system problem' means that there is some trouble in destination, but what does 'maximum line length' means?

The message carry a xml attach.
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Sjef Bosman earned 2000 total points
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More info please, Maestro...

E.g. is the mail sent or received, is it bounced internally or externally, what servers are used, any blacklists active, what intermediate nodes, etc.
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by:Carlos Ijalba
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Reading the recommended RFC:

2.1.1.  Line Length Limits

   There are two limits that this specification places on the number of
   characters in a line.  Each line of characters MUST be no more than
   998 characters, and SHOULD be no more than 78 characters, excluding
   the CRLF.

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Looks like in the email bounced (I assume is outgoing), there is an unusually long line, or a CR LF missing in the body somewhere.
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by:AlexanderPaludetto
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Hi Sjef and Carlos,

This is an outgoing e-mail.
I'm using a Domino Server 8.5.2 to send it.

So i guess this problem is in the mail body, not at the header nor the attachment?
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Could it be that there is a lot of text in the Subject, or there are many addresses in CC or BCC? Or very long lines in a plain text message?
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by:Carlos Ijalba
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Open the raw email in a txt editor like Notepad++, etc, and check ANY lines that are longer than 998 characters.
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