[Mailman-Users] No subscription is made despite confirmation

Henrik Rasmussen her at adm.ku.dk
Thu Feb 14 13:42:45 CET 2008

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote: 

>Henrik Rasmussen writes:
> > UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xf8 in
> > position 5: ordinal not in range(128) 
>Your user is sending mail with raw 8-bit characters (in this case
>probably meaning "ø") in the headers.  This is forbidden by RFC 2822.
>The universally accepted way to do this is by using MIME encoded words.

That's plausible. The mailheader of the confirmation reply contains "This is a MIME message", but the message seems to be multipart MIME, containing both

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Description: HTML

>The only reasonable solution is to get your users to stop doing that.
>This may require them to subscribe that address from a different MUA.

This would not be a practicable solution, since we have subscribers from around the world.


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