Re: Subject length limitation?


On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 07:40:00AM +0000, Pawel Salek wrote:

> >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):

According to my understanding of RFC 822
(, there is no length limitation
for an SMTP header field ('To:', 'From:', 'Subject:'....).

Nevertheless, long header fields may be 'folded' (header field splitted
in multipled lines) :

RFC 822 - 3.4.8 excerpt :

"For readability, the field-body  portion of long header fields may be 
"folded" onto multiple lines of the actual field.  "Long" is commonly
interpreted  to  mean greater than 65 or 72 characters."

A++ Foxy

Laurent Cheylus <foxy free fr> OpenPGP ID 0x5B766EC2

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