UTL_MAIL Fails Using DX-MAIL SMTP SERVER With Error "Missing required header field: Date" (Doc ID 1518321.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 When sending emails using UTL_MAIL using DX MAIL as a SMTP server an error occurs:

X-Amavis-Alert: BAD HEADER SECTION, Missing required header field: "Date"
status=bounced (host xy said: 554 No date > field given (in reply to end of DATA command)

DX Mail expects the "Date" to be in the header as defined in:

RFC 822, Section: A.3.1.  Minimum required

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0822.txt

Cause

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