[Mailman-Users] Subject wrap with tab character

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Mar 2 23:54:12 CET 2011

Edward Howard wrote:

>GNU Mailman Bugs Bug #265915 (sf736559)
>Does anyone know if this bug is going to get fixed or has done in 
>later versions?. I am using Mailman version 2.1.9 .

Please be more specific as to what your actual problem is and what you
would want in the way of a fix.

Problems in header folding/unfolding typically arise because RFC 822
implies that multiple white space characters can be inserted following
<CRLF> during the folding process. Later RFCs 2822 and 5322 clarify
this, but many agents still insert an extra tab or space when folding
and thus many agents remove the whitespace character following the
<CRLF> in a folded header, even though this is a violation of the RFCs.

In any case, header folding/unfolding is done in the underlying Python
email package, and I don't think you'll see any change to this until
sometime in the Mailman 3 life cycle.

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