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qmail then need to forcecr

In article <7hp0a2$a6q$1@igateway.postoffice.co.uk>,
Ming98 <gordonWrussell@hotmail.com> wrote:
>Has the linefeed problem been introduced by qmail

I think the "linefeed problem" is a bit older than qmail... :-)

RFC 821 defines the end-of-line sequence for Internet mail to be CRLF.
Some Unix mailers (such as sendmail) also accept the Unix end-of-line
sequence: a bare LF.  On transmission, the LF turns into CRLF.  Exactly
how this is supposed to be helpful is unclear to me.

Qmail avoids all message corruption, including the corruption of turning
a bare LF into CRLF.  In this case, it refuses to accept messages
containing a bare LF.

>                                                  or has it always been
>present (within kmail of KDE 1.1) but sendmail would accept it?

It is definitely your SMTP client that is at fault.  Many SMTP servers,
not just qmail, will refuse or mangle messages containing bare LF as the
end-of-line sequence.  Beat its author over the head with a copy of RFC
821 till they see sense...

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | `I can't believe that someone is releasing
University of | something called "Unix" without something
Leicester, UK | called "/bin/sh".' -- Randal L. Schwartz

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From: tjg@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk (Tim J Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.misc
Subject: Re: qmail then need to forcecr
Date: 20 May 1999 16:08:41 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
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