Message contains NUL characters ...

Amos info-cyrus at
Thu Apr 28 16:50:09 EDT 2005

Andrew Morgan wrote:
> Maybe I need to read back in this thread to remember, but what was the 
> suggested solution in Cyrus?
> I think Cyrus is correct to bounce these messages back to the sender. 
> Accepting them seems somewhat dangerous.  What happens when parts of 
> Cyrus or the IMAP protocol see a NUL?  Can we be sure that a NUL 
> character won't cause problems "downstream"?

I believe in the past it has been suggested that Cyrus have an option to 
strip these characters out. It probably would cause problems, with IMAP 
anyway, downstream.


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