Subject: Re: bin/3286: sendmail doesn't escape 'From'
To: None <>
From: Andrew Wheadon <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/05/1997 16:51:57
> andrew@wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.DE (Andrew Wheadon) writes:
> >Hmm, you're right, maybe mail.local should be changed to NOT expect
> >a blank line beforehand and to only escape lines which could be
> >valid From-lines otherwise ?
> I still resent this.  It hasn't been shown that this is actually
> necessary.  So far there have been only vague references to unnamed
> mailers that might get it wrong.
I don't resent it. I'm getting that problem for
elm 2.4 pl25 and elm 2.4 pl3. I am only getting it for PURE elm.

> The elm 2.4 PL22 I'm running on this machine doesn't have the bug you
As soon as you put "filter" in your .forward file it 
stops happening because filter escapes the From lines for you.
Could it be that you are running filter ? What happens with
your elm for a normal user with no special .forward file ?

> say your's has.  I suspect your version is either misconfigured or
> a bug was introduced in a later version.  I guess, you'll need to
> investigate locally.
The only option I remember which has anything to do with it is
"Honor Content-Length:" and I said "No".

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