Cyrus Patches used at FastMail.FM

Ken Murchison murch at
Tue May 30 13:25:00 EDT 2006

Robert Mueller wrote:
>>> accept the message, store it "as is" and ignore the stuff you don't
>>> understand when building indexes.
>> And ignore it when using the indexes. Yes, but where's the patch to do 
>> that?
> I'll have a guess that something like this already happens. My guess is 
> that the charset mapping tables ignore 8-bit data in a MIME header that 
> should be encoded QP or BASE64 data. I have no proof of this, maybe Ken 
> can comment? (I don't have time to look through the code at this point...)

After a brief look, I believe you are correct in that 8-bit chars are 
ignored in the header.

Rob, Bron, do you have a sample message with 8-bit chars in the 
header(s) that I could do some testing on?  I suppose I could 
manufacture something, but I'd prefer to use something that came from 
"the wild".

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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