Body text garbled UTF-8/BASE64 combination
chrisgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 5 04:28:59 IST 2006
Glenn Steen wrote:
>On 04/06/06, Chris Green <chrisgreen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>I have been experiencing a strange issue with either Mailscanner or
>>which I am stuck with. I have built a machine as per the instructions at
>>www.piratefish.org - essentially a Debian Sarge box with MailScanner,
>>Postfix, SpamAssassin and ClamAV. Instructions have been followed
>>The vast majority of email is relayed with no issues at all, 90% of spam
>>canned and not a virus in sight. However, three times in the past three
>>weeks we have received an email where the body text is completely garbled.
>>This is probably 0.01% of incoming traffic.
>>I have posted an example pic at http://www.is-dept.com/download/garble.jpg
>>it's impossible to explain!
>>mail.err and mail.warn are both clean and neither of them indicates that
>>corrupted messages are any different to others that are delivered without
>>issue. The only pattern we have identified so far is that each affected
>>message is encoded using UTF-8/BASE64 - but I can offer no evidence that
>>this is unique amongst all mail being received.
>>I am in Hong Kong, so it is possible that locales are something to do with
>>this issue. The only thing we have done so far is to run dpkg-reconfigure
>>locales and add in Asian language locales and corresponding UTF-8 locales
>>for all languages that the system is configured for. However, the problem
>>continues. If anyone can suggest things that we could do to find out what
>>the problem is we would be grateful.
>What version of MailScanner and Postfix are that? (I didn't want to
>register to get at the real info:-)
The box is currently running the Debian builds of MailScanner (v 4.41.3-2)
and Postfix (v 2.1.5-9)
Registration for the instructions to build a Fish must be a new
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