Re: [hypermail] Odd behaviour of the subject line

From: virtanen <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 10:20:20 +0200 (EET)
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On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> We need to see the headers of a mail that ends up looking weird in your
> hypermail archive. For what we know, it could just as well be his mail
> program that misbehaves.
> Please include at least the Subject: line from the original problematic mail.
> Include it raw, including all the MIME-gibberish and everything.
> Again; we need input and config details enough to repeat the problem in order
> to debug it.

Here is a test-message, which was sent to me by my friend to my e-mail account in a unix-machine. Here in the subject-line is a (commented) line of scandinavian letters.

The message subject line should be:

'Re: Tämä on ääkköstesti'

In my opinion the problem is with the character settings of his e-mail program.

But I'm not sure, because it is possible (?) that the hypermail www-page might as well give a wrong instruction to his e-mail program, what to do with the subject-line.

The message was generated that way that my friend first sent a message to hypermail with a subject line:

'Tämä on ääkköstesti'

This went trought without any problems. But when he commented it the problem appeared.

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Hannu Virtanen Received on Tue 06 Mar 2001 10:26:23 AM GMT

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