#4 "=20" stuff in mails

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2004-02-15
2004-02-06
Cheetah
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I'm suddenly seeing a lot of "=20" stuff in my
whatsnewfm mails. I suspect this has to do with the fm
newsletter now coming through as quoted-printable.

I'm using version 0.6.2-1 (debian package)

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    Over here, all Freshmeat Newsletters come with
    "Content-transfer-encoding: 8bit".

    I got one report about a similar behaviour last year, but we
    were not able to track down the source of the "=20"s. We
    suspected the mailer ("masqmail" was used as a sendmail
    replacement).

    Although we did not figure out the problem, there is a
    workaround: Declaring the whatsnewfm mails to be Quoted
    Printable helped. To do this, add these lines to the
    whatsnewfm.pl script:

    print MAIL_HOT "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable\n";
    (to subroutine open_hot_mail($) after the line 'X-Loop:' line)

    print MAIL_NEW "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable\n";
    (to subroutine open_new_mail($) after the line 'X-Loop:' line)

    Please tell me if this fixes the problem.

     
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
    2004-02-10

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  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
    2004-02-10

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    I did something like that, except more generic so it could
    be included in the main line code.

    Attached is a patch that copies the mime-version,
    content-type, and content-transfer-encoding headers from the
    original mail into the output mail(s). Those were the three
    headers I needed to copy in order to get pine to render the
    mails correctly.

     
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
    2004-02-10

    path to copy headers from source mail

     
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    Thanks, I've included your patch to CVS. I'm going to test
    it for some days and then make a release.

    Is <cheetah@users.sourceforge.net> OK or do you want another
    email address to be listed in the THANKS section?

     
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    Patch is included in v0.6.4 which has been released.

     
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