Mailing list admin, please read this!

Alexander Kriegisch
Sun Sep 6 21:38:00 GMT 1998

Hi Christopher and others!

I post this message to the list because I know the reason for the error,
but not the cure, as I am not familiar with the use of majordomo.

> I have no idea how to "fix" this with majordomo.  I'm not convinced
> that this is actually an error with the mailing list as much as an
> error in your mail software.

Here is an extract from RFC 822. It contains the core rules for building
a compliant message:

--- snip ---
field       =  field-name ":" [ field-body ] CRLF
fields      =    dates                      ; Creation time,
                 source                     ;  author id & one
               1*destination                ;  address required
                *optional-field             ;  others optional
message     =  fields *( CRLF *text )       ; Everything after
                                            ;  first null line
                                            ;  is message body
--- snap ---

"Everything after first null line is message body" - see? The null line
definitely has to be there, which means your mail composer creates -
well, sorry - trash (from the point of view of a RFC-compliant mail

Alexander Kriegisch

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