Mailscanner doesn't add charset when adding signature
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
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
>> 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
>> 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 hedeland.org"
>> Could we get this fixed? :-)
°v° Denis Beauchemin, analyste
/(_)\ Université de Sherbrooke, S.T.I.
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