[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Users] forever pending subscriptions

Christopher P. Lindsey lindsey at mallorn.com
Thu Nov 9 20:47:19 CET 2000

> At 2:13 PM -0500 11/9/00, barry at wooz.org wrote:
> >     | Subject: Re: Bittecomgietltest2 -- confirmation of subscription --
> >     | request 569170
> I had one of these this week. the Subject line was wrapped 
> 'request\n\t<number>' and mailman didn't handle it. To my knowledge 
> subject should never wrap anyway, and when I looked in my inbox 
> archives, it was the users mail client that had done it. It looked 
> like a client issue, but it gave us the clue to help him work around 
> it.

That's a perfectly legitimate Subject: line...  RFC822 lists the Subject:
header as *text, where text is

   text        =  any CHAR, including bare    ; => atoms, specials,
                  CR & bare LF, but NOT       ;  comments and
                  including CRLF>             ;  quoted-strings are
                                              ;  NOT recognized.

a CHAR type is any ASCII character in the numeric decimal range of 0-127.

So, to reiterate, folding Subject: headers are valid...


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