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Article: 1800
From: Jim Hermann - UUN Hostmaster
Date: 2007-10-28 08:40:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Milter-7bit for Windows Printable Characters

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> -----Original Message-----
> Jim Hermann - UUN Hostmaster wrote:
> > How can I configure or modify milter-7bit to accept Windows=20
> Printable
> > Characters with decimal values 128-159?
>=20
> You can't.
>=20
> If there are 8-bit characters in a message, then the mail client must=20
> properly specify MIME headers to signal 8-bit data. For example:
>=20
> The RFC 2045 et al. clearly states that in the absence of the=20
> Content-Transfer-Encoding header, the message is assumed to=20
> be 7-bit in=20
> order to maintain historical backwards compatibility when many mail=20
> systems were not 8-bit clean and for crossing been different networks=20
> using different encodings, etc. BITNET, DECNET, TYMNET, etc.=20
> come to mind.

I'm not saying it's right or that it's compliant with RFC 2045.

I'm saying it's too prevalent to ignore.

I get 7-bit messages with bytes in the 128-159 range frequently:

Oct 14 12:49:02 host sm-acceptingconnections[23076]: l9EHn0GQ023076: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D11398 line=3D102 position=3D33
Oct 14 12:55:23 host sm-acceptingconnections[24728]: l9EHtK7p024728: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x99 =
offset=3D679 line=3D3 position=3D12
Oct 14 13:01:18 host sm-acceptingconnections[27004]: l9EI1IbD027004: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x92 =
offset=3D1627 line=3D15 position=3D11
Oct 14 13:09:09 host sm-acceptingconnections[30788]: l9EI8wqR030788: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x92 =
offset=3D1916 line=3D3 position=3D57
Oct 14 13:25:01 host sm-acceptingconnections[2927]: l9EIOxYn002927: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x92 =
offset=3D1556 line=3D10 position=3D32
Oct 14 13:48:57 host sm-acceptingconnections[11068]: l9EImtaZ011068: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3Dsyntax error =
octet=3D0x20 offset=3D9064 line=3D155 position=3D3
Oct 14 13:58:42 host sm-acceptingconnections[14130]: l9EIwfP5014130: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D2371 line=3D18 position=3D12
Oct 14 14:12:06 host sm-acceptingconnections[20971]: l9EJC6EL020971: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x93 =
offset=3D9782 line=3D165 position=3D113
Oct 14 14:26:56 host sm-acceptingconnections[25406]: l9EJQtbn025406: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x92 =
offset=3D1943 line=3D16 position=3D55
Oct 14 14:27:16 host sm-acceptingconnections[25629]: l9EJRG1P025629: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0x93 =
offset=3D11662 line=3D206 position=3D115
Oct 14 14:28:11 host sm-acceptingconnections[25933]: l9EJSArr025933: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA0 =
offset=3D1914 line=3D16 position=3D5
Oct 14 14:51:22 host sm-acceptingconnections[2370]: l9EJpLhj002370: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D2334 line=3D17 position=3D5
Oct 14 15:13:24 host sm-acceptingconnections[10281]: l9EKDGjG010281: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D2030 line=3D17 position=3D5
Oct 14 15:19:50 host sm-acceptingconnections[12470]: l9EKJmS6012470: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D3105 line=3D39 position=3D4
Oct 14 15:22:31 host sm-acceptingconnections[13418]: l9EKMSSk013418: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA9 =
offset=3D2099 line=3D17 position=3D5
Oct 14 15:37:22 host sm-acceptingconnections[18494]: l9EKbKkl018494: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xA4 =
offset=3D5974 line=3D119 position=3D1
Oct 14 15:56:51 host sm-acceptingconnections[24777]: l9EKuofO024777: =
Milter add: header: X-milter-7bit-Report: error=3D7bit octet=3D0xAD =
offset=3D13313 line=3D245 position=3D3

Jim





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