Mailing list admin, please read this!

Alexander Kriegisch kriegaex@ina.de
Fri Sep 4 18:44:00 GMT 1998


Hi!

This week I got a mail (from this mailing list) with an attachment. It
caused an error on our SMTP server (or, to be more exact, in the
subsequent MIME parsing). The reason can be seen here (mail snippet):

================================================================
	From: michael@weiser.saale-net.de (Michael Weiser)
	To: gnu-win32@cygnus.com
	Subject: FAQ: gnuwin32 mini FAQ - first draft
	Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 00:12:19 GMT
	(...)

	----=_35eb3be341926316052e3279.MFSBCHJLHS
	Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
	Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

	Hi folks,

	this is the first draft of the gnuwin32 mini FAQ
	(...)

	----=_35eb3be341926316052e3279.MFSBCHJLHS
	Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
	Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
	Content-Disposition: attachment

	gnuwin32 mini FAQ
	(...)

	----=_35eb3be341926316052e3279.MFSBCHJLHS--
	-
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================================================================

The last part (= the help hint) starts right below the MIME boundary,
causing the MIME parser to think the first line was a MIME header field
(which is not true, as "-" definitely is not valid). To fix this problem
your mailer should

  - either precede the hint with one or more valid MIME header lines
    plus an empty line
  - or precede the hint with just one empty line (signalling that there
    are is no header and the body of the mail part starts).

Would you please fix this problem in one or the other way?

Thanks and regards :-)
-- 
Alexander Kriegisch

Produktentwicklung BusinessFlow
Abt. KOU4/COI-ES

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