Re: Errors in message header

From: Murray S. Kucherawy <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:56:42 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 6 Sep 2013, Andreas Schulze wrote:
>> 3.) And finally, why does it tell me dkim=neutral (bad format)
>> Authentication-Results:; spf=pass ( domain of XXX designates XXXIPADDRESSXXX as permitted sender); dkim=neutral (bad format)
> that's a thing I also notices just today.
> a signed message is sent to googlegroups. they validate, remove the signature
> and insert an X-Original-Authentication-Results header with the mystic
> "dkim=neutral (bad format)"
> Then they resign as
> does anybody know what's happaning here?

X-Original-Authentication-Results is a Googleism for "This is the A-R
field I got when the original message was received. It has since been
transformed (by Google Groups, or another provider like Yahoo!), and some
other A-R field may also apply."

Regardless, it's non-standard, so exactly what it means can vary.

As for why there's a "bad format" result, we'd have to ask Google. This
is not something I'd seen before.

Received on Sat Sep 07 2013 - 06:57:19 PST

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