[Mailman-Users] FW: Spamassassin content preview ending up posted to list
mark at msapiro.net
Thu Nov 6 05:35:37 CET 2014
On 11/05/2014 08:15 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> OK. I poked around and found the archived message at
> Something seemed to think that the line between 'Greg Roberts? [...]'
> and 'Content analysis details:' was empty even though in your post at
> least, it contains an ascii space.
> An 'empty' line, i.e. the sequence <CR><LF><CR><LF> terminates the
> headers and the rest is the body.
> This is really wierd because in the archived message, the List-* and
> X-Mailman headers are all added after the X-Spam-Flag: NO header which
> says at the point Mailman added those headers, it knew that the headers
> didn't end at the point prior to the "Content preview" line, but when
> the message was archived and presumably when sent to the list, that line
> started the 'body'
> Also, if you base64 decode the encoded data at the end of the archived
> message, you see the actual plain text message body with some list
> footers added, and curiously, it too is missing the dot in the URL.
Did the post delivered to the list look like the archived message or was
the body just
> I heard or saw 5 Lewin's Rails and 12 Spotless Crakes today at a newly
> discovered wetland at Yandina Creek on the Sunshine Coast. Other good
> birds about included Black-necked Stork, Red-necked Avocet, Little
> Grassbird and a free-flying Mallard; genuinely wild Mallards are rare
> in south-east Queensland.
> This extensive area of grassland and wetland has enormous potential
> but is threatened by development. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council
> is being urged to purchase some of the privately owned land to
> conserve and manage the wetlands.
> See here for pictures, further information and a link where people can
> contact the mayor if they want to see the area protected:
> Greg Roberts
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as decoded from the base64 in the archive? I suspect the latter. If so,
it's only the archiving process (which appears to not be Mailman's
pipermail) which mis-interpreted the end of the headers. Then the only
mystery that remains is the missing dot in the body. I think the dot
must have been missing in at least the text/plain part of the original
post. It's too much of a coincidence to think that spamassassin dropped
it in it's report before the message even reached the list and Mailman
also dropped it. I can't explain why it was present in the text/plain
part of the message you posted, but perhaps the forwarding from Outlook
to gmail reconstructed the text/plain from the text/html, admittedly a
stretch, but I have no real explanation.
[Composed before I read your last]
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