[Mailman-Users] PROBLEM: Cron <mailman at king> /usr/bin/python -S/var/mailman/cron/senddigests

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Oct 31 00:07:48 CET 2006

Charles Gregory wrote:
>Additional note: I'm now digging through the archives (and having
>better luck finding 'incorrect padding' as a search term).
>It looks like it is caused by an attachment coding prob? Makes me wonder
>why I am running into it now after years of successful posts? 

IIRC, this is fixed in recent versions, but since you asked us not to
suggest upgrading, I won't bother to look up the detail.

I think the error comes from a messahe part that has
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 and has incorrect padding at the
end. You haven't seen it before, because it is the result of an
encoding error by one person's broken MUA or possibly a message
garbled in transit.

You have to find the problem message which will be in some list's
lists/listname/digest.mbox file and edit the file to either fix or
remove the problem message. The list will be the first one in
alphabetical order that isn't getting it's periodic digests.

>Is it possible I could just tell list members to NOT USE some particular
>'function' or 'attachment'? The list is configured to only pass/permit
>attachments of :
>   multipart/mixed
>   multipart/alternative
>   text/plain
>   text/html

I don't think you need to do that. You'll know more when you find the
bad message.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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