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Delayed Message: message content not accepted by recipient server

The email message has not yet been delivered because it included content or attachments that needed to be converted and the conversion was not allowed.


If the message had attachments, try sending it again without them and then try sending each attachment in a separate email. If this error occurs when there are no attachments, check the text of the message for unusual content or characters.

If this error persists, contact the email provider for help.

4.6.2: Official Definition


A persistent transient failure is one in which the message as sent is valid, but persistence of some temporary condition has caused abandonment or delay of attempts to send the message. If this code accompanies a delivery failure report, sending in the future may be successful.


The content of the message must be converted before it can be delivered and such conversion is not permitted. Such prohibitions may be the expression of the sender in the message itself or the policy of the sending host.