Bug 121084 - message delimiter found while scanning headers
Summary: message delimiter found while scanning headers
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fetchmail (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-16 22:06 UTC by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-03 23:07:05 UTC
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2004-04-16 22:06:49 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)

Description of problem:
On certain types of mails, retrieving mail from a remove mail server
aborts with

.fetchmail: message delimiter found while scanning headers

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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.

Additional info:

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)

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2004-05-14 17:51:33 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-06-03 23:07:05 UTC
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.

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