Subject: Re: bin/3286: sendmail doesn't escape 'From'
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/04/1997 17:02:53
>Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 15:39:43 -0500 (EST)
>From: der Mouse  <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>

[I wrote:]
>> 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?

You missed my point, which should have been apparent given the rest of
my previous message.  My proposal was simply to make mail.local escape
all lines that match the regexp "^From ", regardless of the contents
of the previous line.  I believe the increased robustness is worth a
few extra '>' characters.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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