Re: Subject length limitation?

On 08/31/2004 01:57:40 PM, Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh) wrote:
Le 31.08.2004 01:18:03, Geoffrey Leach a écrit :
> This is 2.2.4
> Replying to a confirmation, I get a bounce because the to address is

> truncated.  Any ideas on where the problem might be?
> The original address:
> amywohls-opinions-sc.1093907112.cemciaeiiiedgpgnfcfm-
> geoff=direcway com wohl biglist com

I've aleady reported this problem but it seems that it is not the
subject but the To: field which is limited.

MY impression is somebody pushes mail standards too far. I tried creating such a message and I got following headers (I am afraid balsa will wrap them so I will better attach such a message):

Subject: test
       aaaaaaaaaaaaaa theochem kth se
X-Mailer: Balsa 2.2.4

The very long user name got split. gmime_parser can construct the message back until certain limit of the "To" field length - if the address gets split as above, gmime will set the internal "To" field to an empty value. I seem to recall there was 75-characters limit for atom length in MIME standard, perhaps the observed problem is related.

Other mail program do not accept such a header either. I get with pine:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa MISSING- HOST-NAME., UNEXPECTED_DATA_AFTER_ADDRESS SYNTAX-ERROR
I do not really know what is the sane behaviour in such a case.


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