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John Fawcett johnml at
Thu Apr 28 12:10:54 EDT 2005

Igor Brezac wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, John Fawcett wrote:
>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>> On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, John Fawcett wrote:
>>>> Sometimes I check what I'm discarding and only remember seeing spam.
>>>> That could explain the upward trend in these messages (in line with
>>>> the general increase in spam), although I've not seen that and have
>>>> too small numbers to draw conclusions.
>>> Just as a follow up, I've had several reports from clients that
>>> attachments in webmail/horde are failing ... after checking the maillog
>>> while sending a test (so, not spam), I'm seeing the same thing being
>>> caused by Horde itself as well ... :(
>> thanks for that, I'll probably have to change my strategy.
>> Anyone know whether a patch for cyrus to strip out nuls would be
>> welcome?
> sendmail can do this for you and I am sure postfix can...
postfix can do it with a content filter. I just wondered whether
there was any chance of a patch being accepted in cyrus?

I mean that would address the problem at it's root instead of
working round it in n different MTAs.

Any ideas on whether that would be an acceptable approach?


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