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ssmtp 2.38.7-4 reads headers from message body.
- From: "Frank Slootweg" <franks_cygwin at yahoo dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:35:59 +0200
- Subject: ssmtp 2.38.7-4 reads headers from message body.
[This is my first posting to this list. I hope the format is OK.]
I am trying to use ssmtp (2.38.7-4) as my 'mailer' in tin, the
newsreader. tin invokes ssmtp as
/usr/sbin/ssmtp -t < %F
where %F is a file which contains the header (lines), a blank line (only
\r\n) and body.
I have found that apparently ssmtp keeps reading 'header' lines (like
From:, etc.) *after* it has read the full header, i.e. it also reads
'header' lines from the *body* of the message. For example it will fail
(on the "From: Frank Slootweg <email@example.com>" line in the
*body*) with the below input file.
Of course sending a message which contains a header in the body is
quite common, so at the moment I can not use ssmtp.
Is this a known problem? Any solutions/workarounds/etc. (other than
'manually' quoting (">") the header lines in the body)?
Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
[start example input file:]
From: Frank Slootweg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Frank Slootweg <email@example.com>
Subject: ssmtp test
-- forwarded message --
From: Frank Slootweg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [tin +OE ] Use OE to mail from tin?
Date: 11 Oct 2003 19:42:24 GMT
Thanks, Dirk and Urs. I probably first will have a look at the Cygwin
ssmtp package. In hindsight, it probably isn't fair on tin to ask it to
invoke OE. It is already sad that it 'has' to *run on* a virus, but
asking it to willingly *invoke* one is plain cruel. My apologies! 
 For the HI: :-)
-- end of forwarded message --
[end example input file.]
[Note: I am sending this with OE, which may and may not correctly
preserve the blank line (^\r\n$) between the header and body. Of course
I have tested things with a correct blank line.]
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