[Alpine-info] Too much whitespace in some subject lines
hubert at washington.edu
Fri May 23 09:54:03 PDT 2008
On Fri, 23 May 2008, Sean C. Farley wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Sean C. Farley wrote:
>> Occasionally, I will get an E-mail that uses multiple spaces or a tab
>> for additional lines in the subject header.
>> If the E-mail header looks like this:
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] hwpmc(4) changes to use 'mp_maxid' instead of
>> I get something similar to this in the index or in the subject when I
>> Re: [PATCH] hwpmc(4) changes to use 'mp_maxid' instead of 'mp_ncpus'
>> Is there a way to have all the whitespace for the additional lines
>> replaced with a single space?
> I am just checking if anyone else experiences this or not.
That is the way it is intended to work because that's what RFC2822 says
should be done to unfold a line (rfc2822 2.2.3). The error is in the
sending software which added extra spaces when folding the subject. Since
there is no way to tell programmatically if the extra space is intended or
not, alpine goes with what the standard says.
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