Mailscanner doesn't add charset when adding signature

Leif Neland mailscanner-user at NELAND.DK
Wed Aug 25 22:45:52 IST 2004

When adding a signature, MailScanner adds this line:
MIME-Version: 1.0

But appearently this line also requires a charset-line.

Because later in the chain of sendmails, when the next receiving mailserver
doesn't accept 8-bit, this get added, and an exchange-server can't read the

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=unknown-8bit
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by

In comp.mail.sendmail I got this:

"Actually the fact that using MailScanner causes the problem implies that
it (or perhaps your configuration of it) is rather broken - either it
drops an existing charset= parameter that was correct, or it adds some
MIME-part that needs a charset= parameter (due to not being US-ASCII)
but doesn't have one, or it adds "raw 8-bit" text to a (non-MIME)
message that didn't have any originally. Or something like that.

--Per Hedeland
per at"

Could we get this fixed? :-)


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