[nSLUG] [Somewhat OT] MTA changes header, mssg body lines. What?
mspencer at tallships.ca
Tue Feb 15 00:47:37 AST 2011
Question for mail gurus:
Experimenting (successfully) with sending MIME multipart/mixed email
from a script, I see that one of the MTAs involved (appears to be
Eastlink) changes the boundary string definition I create in lines like:
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="$boundary" ;
where $boundary is some string I made up that is unlikely in text or
base64 data  and is compliant with the BNF spec in RFC 1521.
The instances of the boundary string where it constitutes a boundary
within the body of the message are also changed correspondingly.
Is this usual? Unusual? Regarded as acceptable? Deprecated but
 Although not provably so, i.e. not generated by some kind of algorithm
based on comprehensive knowledge of text corpus, encoding methods
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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