[Mailman-Users] Stripped Subject

Paulo R Kappke paulokappke at cyclades.com
Thu Dec 11 17:16:37 CET 2003

No Simon, the subject was stripped.

Here is the header:

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Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 09:24:32 -0800
From: Paulo Kappke <paulo.kappke at cyclades.com>
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Subject: [Cyus.test]

I have written 59 characters in this e-mail.

Paulo K

Simon White wrote:

> 10-Dec-03 at 11:58, Paulo R Kappke (paulokappke at cyclades.com) wrote :
>>Something very weird is happening with my Mailman. When someone sends an 
>>e-mail to a mailing list and put a long subject, 60 or 70 characters, 
>>the e-mail is being received with the prefix ("[list-name]") only.
>>Looks like Mailman is stripping the subject.
>>I am running Mailman version 2.1.1 in a RedHat 9 box.
> Is it stripping the subject completely, or is it adding a completely
> legal linebreak? Have you checked the raw message headers?
> RFC 822:
>  "Each header field can be viewed as a single, logical  line  of
>  ASCII  characters,  comprising  a field-name and a field-body.
>  For convenience, the field-body  portion  of  this  conceptual
>  entity  can be split into a multiple-line representation; this
>  is called "folding".  The general rule is that wherever  there
>  may  be  linear-white-space  (NOT  simply  LWSP-chars), a CRLF
>  immediately followed by AT LEAST one LWSP-char may instead  be
>  inserted."
> RFC 2822:
>  "Each header field is logically a single line of characters comprising
>  the field name, the colon, and the field body.  For convenience
>  however, and to deal with the 998/78 character limitations per line*,
>  the field body portion of a header field can be split into a multiple
>  line representation; this is called "folding".  The general rule is
>  that wherever this standard allows for folding white space (not simply
>  WSP characters), a CRLF may be inserted before any WSP.  For example,
>  the header field:
>            Subject: This is a test
>  can be represented as:
>            Subject: This
>             is a test
>  "
> * 998 being a sort of absolute maximum understood by a majority of MTAs;
>   78 being a recommended maximum line length.
> Regards,

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