[Mailman-Users] No subscription is made despite confirmation
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Feb 14 21:18:21 CET 2008
Henrik Rasmussen writes:
> Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >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
That's weird. That leaves open the possibility of a bug in Mailman
(ie, it's decoding the header then passing it to the email module).
Does the message contain the MIME-Version: 1.0 header?
Of course it's possible that the MUA is just inserting those headers
but it's a lie (the MUA thinks that's enough to let it get away with
just putting UTF-8 *anywhere*). But note that 0xF8 is illegal in
UTF-8 (for several reasons), so most likely that is intended as an ISO
Do you agree that the interpretation of 0xF8 as "ø" is likely here?
> >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.
The alternative is far worse, though: to ask "Søren" to spell his
name as "Soren". :-(
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