Subject: Re: bin/3286: sendmail doesn't escape 'From'
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/04/1997 15:39:43
>>>> Berkeley Mail, which requires the blank line to recognize a new
>>>> message, but not so well with other mailers.
>> Then, I believe, the "other mailers" are broken; a message boundary
>> in the mbox file format is defined to be "From " immediately
>> following two consecutive newlines [...]

(Turns out I was mistaken in saying this, but that's irrelevant to my
point in this message.)

> Regardless of whether the third-party mailers are broken, we should
> change mail.local to accomodate them.

So if someone finds a UA that thinks any line matching [-A-Za-z]+: is a
header and therefore indicates a new message, you'd support escaping
them too?  How broken a UA are we willing to attempt to kludge around?

					der Mouse

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