Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121084
message delimiter found while scanning headers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
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Description of problem:
On certain types of mails, retrieving mail from a remove mail server
.fetchmail: message delimiter found while scanning headers
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Use fetchmail and wait for such a mail to come ;)
Sorry, I don't know how to produce such mails which cause fetchmail to
produce the error. There are some indications that certain versions of
old netscape 4.x produce such kind of mails.
Actual Results: Such mails can't be "fetched" with fetchmail and stay
permanently on the remote server.
Expected Results: Function. Fetchmail should retrieve the mail.
I consider this problem to be serious, because some spammers seem to
have started to send mails which trigger the error in fetchmail.
(I normally receive such kind of mails once a day, but today a wave of
spam had caused 10-20 such fetchmail breakdown)
Reporter says the "leading-edge" 6.2.5 version of fetchmail, which is
included in Fedora Core 2 and which is recommended by ESR,
fixes this problem. The changelog mentions a few mail header parsing
improvements. How about a Test Update for FC1?
I'm sorry about the late response.
FC2 and FC3 already contain fetchmail 6.2.5, FC1 is now supported by Fedora
Legacy, focusing mainly on security bugs.