Mailscanner doesn't add charset when adding signature

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Thu Aug 26 14:14:07 IST 2004

Julian Field wrote:

> Have you seen this option:
> # What character set do you want to use for the attachment that
> # replaces viruses (VirusWarning.txt)?
> # The default is "us-ascii" but if you speak anything other than
> # English, you will probably want "ISO-8859-1" instead.
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> Attachment Encoding Charset = us-ascii
> Does it help you at all?

Actually, I had to rewrite my signature so it would not contain any 
accented character because this (which I have set to "ISO-8859-1") 
doesn't help if you just sign messages and you don't have to add the 
viruswarning.txt file.

The email charset is applied to the signature.  When that carset is 
incompatible with my "ISO-8859-1" characters, the results are pretty 


> At 22:45 25/08/2004, you wrote:
>> 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
>> message:
>> 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? :-)
>> Leif

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