[Spambayes] Email package and the CRLF pair

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Fri Apr 18 12:47:29 EDT 2003

I'm hoping that there are still some Python experts hanging about here
and they've just been quiet for a bit.

As you may have noticed, we ran into a bit of trouble recently with the
imap filter because messages had only \n (CR) and not \r\n (CRLF).
Message bodies don't really matter here; what matters are the headers.

As far as I can see*, when the email package** returns a message via
str() or as_string(), it only puts a CR after each header.  But RFC2822
says that:
  "Header fields are lines composed of a field name, followed by a colon
   (":"), followed by a field body, and terminated by CRLF." [Section

Is this therefore a bug in the email package that I should report?
Advice from someone that knows more than me (is Barry there?) about
these things would be appreciated.

=Tony Meyer

* Digging through the email Message module, then the Generator module,
then the Header module into the _encode_chunks function.
** Both in Python 2.2.2 and cvs.

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