[Mailman-Developers] Splitting long header lines and the "bug demonstration"

Paul Dickson dickson@permanentmail.com
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 02:52:50 -0700

On Tue, 4 Jun 2002 22:48:56 -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

> I know what is causing
>   http://mail.python.org/pipermail-21/mailman-developers/2002-June/012093.html
> It's the email package, and specifically it's Generator's behavior
> when splitting long lines, i.e. Generator._split_header().

I received two messages today with the same problem, a blank line added
after a long References: field.  Trouble is both messages were from the
Linux-Kernel mailing list which apparently is using majordomo!

Apparent software download stream of that is:

	SMTPD32 6.06	(a windows server program)
	fetchmail 5.9.8
	sendmail 8.11.6

The headers are apparently intact when processed by Mailman and Majordomo
and mailing list info is attached.

I'd like to hear from others to compare the Received: fields after the
mailing list software is done.

While I believe the line splitting is a Mailman problem (the email package
mentioned above), the added blank line is coming from somewhere down the
processing line.