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Re: Is ASCII 0 valid in a message body?

Matti Aarnio writes:
 > > This line is from an "inbox" mail file (wherever "mailbox" delivers mail)
 > > 
 > > fax:  55 5 5555555From coombs.anu.edu.au!owner-pacific-islands-l Sun Jul 23...
 > >                  ^^
 > > Note how the message from coombs.anu.edu.au starts on the same line as the
 > > end of the previous message.  I'm guessing a NUL character (ASCII 0) was
 > > at the end of the previous message, which in UNIX means end of input/file/etc.
 > > This often happens with mail coming from auckland.ac.nz and sent with Pegasus 
 > > Mail/Mac.  It causes most mail user agents (Pine, MM) to misparse the mail file
 > > and display two messages as one, or sometimes skip all messages after that 
 > > altogether.
 > 	You don't say which version of ZMailer you are running ?

I'm running the Toronto version 2.2 (Rayan's) on a Sun SPARCstation 10
running SunOS 4.1.3_U1.  I will ask the Auckland folks to send me
some test messages to a machine running only the smtpserver process only and
look in the /var/spool/postoffice/router files to confirm what kind of
characters are in those files.  Thanks for the other info as well.

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