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Re: Whitespace in headers
> On Sun, 22 Mar 1998, J. S. Connell wrote:
> > I've just spent a very frustrating hour or so trying to work out why an
> > email autoresponder of mine had stopped working. In the end I traced it
> > back to zmailer changing the space after From:, To:, Subject:, and Date:
> > headers into tabs.
> You should fix your autoresponder. It is broken.
Indeed, ANYBODY can send LWSP with TABs in it (per RFC-822).
Somehow just most don't do that..
I didn't know that ZMailer touches on Subject: at all, nor
should it touch on Date: it receives from somewhere.
OTOH From: and To: it does rewrite.
> > I realize that the RFC says "whitespace" and not "spaces", but is there a
> > way to change this behavior without recompiling?
> No. The router needs to be rebuilt to do that. There is a define that
> changes this behaviour.
Configure with option:
One finnish company creating groupware software had same mis-
interpretation of what "whitespace" means, and their software
blew up with TABs... We would not have cared of it if it had
been one or two sites, but it was a few tens of customer sites..
>> Jeffrey Sean Connell | Systems Administrator, zSolution.
>> email@example.com | PGP key at http://www.canuck.gen.nz/~ankh/pgpkey.html
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>