[Mailman-Users] Blank Characters Removed from "Subject:" Line

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Thu Jun 28 20:27:39 CEST 2007

Barry Finkel writes:

> > I am running Mailman 2.1.9.  I have a list where one posting has a
> > "Subject:" line:
> > 
> >      Change in Procedure for Computers on list with possible Antivirus Problems 
> > 
> > The next posting in the thread has:
> > 
> >      Change in Procedure for Computers on list with possible AntivirusProblems 

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> replied:

>What is happening, I guess, is that Mailman is folding that header to
>keep it within some number of characters, maybe 76 or so.  RFC 2822
>specifies that this may be done by inserting a linebreak (CRLF) before
>whitespace.  The RFC implies that the right thing to do in that case
>is to remove the CRLF only, but some MUAs also remove a space.  I
>suspect that is what is happening to this case.
>Can you post a copy of the "raw" header as received by Mailman and as
>sent by Mailman?

I am not sure I have this information.  What I see (and posted) from
the list .mbox file - is that what was received by Mailman or what was

Barry S. Finkel
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