mail from timothy bauscher (sp? sorry)

timothy bauscher timothy at
Thu May 16 20:30:51 PDT 2002

> I'm having some trouble with tim's mail -- his headers are getting
> mangled somewhere along the line to my inbox.

doh! not again...

> I don't know why, or where, but his "References:" header is having
> arbitrary blank lines added to it, which "removes" all the headers
> after
> it from the "header" section of the email.


> Now, this mangles the To: header, so it's obvious that it's happening
> after the mailing list gets the mail, otherwise the message wouldn't
> have gotten to my inbox. I suspect fetchmail is responsible, but I'm
> really not sure.

it's probably me. i've hade meader header
headaches, lots of complaints made by list

> Anyway, since the message appears to have no To: header, my procmail
> is
> automatically filtering it into the "spam" folder. Obviously tim isn't
> spam, so I wrote the following procmail rule that fixes tim's headers,
> and I thought I'd share it in case other people were having similar
> problems.

spam spam spam.

> :0 fhw:
> * ^From: timothy bauscher <timothy at>
> |perl -ne 'print unless (m/^\s*$/ and ($lastline=~m/^References/ or
> $lastline=~m/^\s*<.*>/));$lastline=$_'

more perl :)

> If anybody knows more about this, and knows a better solution
> (mangling
> tim's headers is _not_ a permanent solution), please speak up ;)

check this message and see if it is ok. they've
( has been fixing header problems
for the past few weeks.

if i'm still causing problems, please tell me
so and i will tell eiomail again ... please
email me the faulty headers.


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