BAD HEADER SECTION, Missing required header field: "Date"

Mon Sep 10 08:57:24 CEST 2012

----- Message from p at ---------
     Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:38:27 +0200
     From: Patrick Ben Koetter <p at>
  Subject: Re: BAD HEADER SECTION, Missing required header field: "Date"
       To: amavis-users at

> * ANANT S ATHAVALE <asa at>:
>> I am getting this header added in a mail.
>> I have a server Y on which postfix+amavisd+clamav+spamassassin is running.
>> This header gets added when a mail is dropped on to this server Y directly.
>> This header does not get added if a mail is relayed to Server Y from
>> some other server.
>> I tried to google on this, but did not get clear answer.
> The RFC say, it is the MUAs (mail client) job to add the Date: header. Amavis
> checks for bad headers and sends a notification to the (local)  
> sender if it is
> missing.
> You should investigate why the MUA does not add the Date: header when it
> creates the mail. Does this happen all the time for the mail client in
> question? Outlook, for example, is known to omit the Date: header when it
> sends a test message upon account creation, but it behaves well for any other
> message it sends.
>> Please guide me to debug this.
> Check the mail client.
> p at rick

Thank you.  Will check the Mail Client.


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> saslfinger (debugging SMTP AUTH):
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