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    Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    Every so often I get the error message "The requested operation failed" when sending an email to Elizabeth. She is part of a list, but all others go through. I get the message even when I try to email her individually. Some days it works, others it does not. It may depend on the phase of the moon, or what I ate for breakfast. The full text of the error msg folllows:

    Subject: Undeliverable
    From: System administrator

    Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

    Subject: Minutes of Annual Meeting of VT Ventures
    Sent: 10/31/2008 4:35 PM

    The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

    'Bellezza, Elizabeth' on 10/31/2008 4:35 PM
    The requested operation failed.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    Double check the entry for her in the "List", there may be a error in the address.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    As you suggested, I double checked. The email address in the list was correct, but it was followed by a comma, which I erased. Could that have caused trouble?
    Also, where did this msg originate? Who is the System Administrator that sent it? My ISP says it wasn't him.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    Is this recipient 's mailbox on an Exchange Server? If so, the mail box might be full - many Exchange admins impose a limit on users' mail boxes, and when this limit has been reached, the user can't send or receive e-mail any more until enough e-mails have been archived or deleted.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    No, it's a Yahoo mail account, esb506@yahoo.com. I will check with her to see if she has gotten any Mailbox Full messages.
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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    If the email address is NOT per the international requirements Outlook and Out Express will send you a message. They come to you real quick as they are sent to your in box by your machine.

    Yes, this comma is NOT a acceptable character in a email address, so the message was sent.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    I think Howard would have received a different error message if the comma was the cause of the problem - see Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003 do not recognize a comma as an e-mail address separator.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    <hr>where did this msg originate? Who is the System Administrator that sent it?<hr>
    If you double-click System Administrator, does it list an address? If you view message headers (View>Options) does that shed any light?

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    As a separator then YES he would get a different message, but, as the first or last character in the email address, it is a non compliant email address.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    If I double click System Administrator I get the following:

    Email Properties Dialog Box:
    Display Name: System Administrator
    E-mail Address: System Administrator
    E-Mail Type: SYSTEM
    Internet Format: Send Using Outlook Rich Text Format

    Interestingly, there is no Options under View for this message.

    It does look like this msg came freom Outlook.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    You are correct, it came really quick, so it must have been from my machine. When I send her an e-mail by manually typing her address, it goes through. When I used the Address Book (before I removed the comma) I got the msg.
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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    I have gotten MANY of these messages as I am always typing in something that the standards do NOT like. The first time I got one I had the same thought, who is sending me this. So I tried it again and the message pop up almost before I released the button on the mouse.

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    Re: Requested operation failed (2003 SP3 standalone)

    You are right on. I think that's what happened to me. Curiously, I tried to send some test e-mails with a comma purposely inserted at the end of the address and Outlook ignored the comma and sent the email. These were real addresses from my Address Book, so maybe OL was trying to outsmart me.

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