Message contains NUL characters ...

Igor Brezac igor at
Thu Apr 28 14:57:42 EDT 2005

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, John Fawcett wrote:

> Igor Brezac wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>>> On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, John Fawcett wrote:
>>>> Anyone know whether a patch for cyrus to strip out nuls would be
>>>> welcome?
>>> Make it clean, and optional (as in either reject the message, or
>>> remove the
>>> NULs...), and I don't see why not.  The default would need to be reject,
>>> though.
> oops I replied to the last mail without seeing these follow-ups.
>> I think we are saying the same thing: the current behaviour needs to be
>> default.
>> I personaly think that this filtering belongs in MTA.
> intervening in cyrus just means having a solution to a limit
> imposed by cyrus (or imap) regardless of the MTA in use.
> I think there is little interest in patching MTAs. I imagine

They do not need to be patched, just configured correctly.

> that not every delivery agent/message store will reject NULs
> so there is no need for the MTA to strip them out.

So cyrus should also be broken?

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