Broken Return-Path: header (better solution!)

Julian Field jkf at
Fri May 10 08:18:10 IST 2002

At 18:16 09/05/2002, you wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Julian Field
> > Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 5:22 PM
> > >Full headers are:
> > >  Return-Path: <?g>
> >
> > Well all I can say is that it worked for me, and I put the Return-Path:
> > header back exactly how I found it, flags and all. The "?" shouldn't be a
> > "?" in the first place, it should be a "$". That bit isn't
> > MailScanner's fault.
>Well it's not really a "?". When I receive the message and view it in
>Outlook, the character looks like a little square. (like [] but then in 1
>character) When pasting it in a new message, it becomes a "?".
>Viewing the message source in vi, it shows up as:
>Full headers are:
>  Return-Path: <~Ag>
>where ~A is one character.

What happens if you tell MailScanner to archive all the mail in a safe
directory somewhere, then compare the qf file for this message with what
gets delivered. I believe you will see the same 8-bit character.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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