SPUG: unwanted mail "feature"
andy at n2h2.com
Sat Sep 2 13:08:58 CDT 2000
A line that matches the pattern /^From / is considered special by many
email systems (notably, the mbox mail box format). Thus, many systems will
"escape" this pattern with a leading greater than sign (a common quoting
mechanism). Consider changing the wording of the message to avoid this.
On Sep 2, 2000 @ 10:59am, marlin wrote:
> I am experiencing a modestly annoying anomaly with a mail script.
> The first 3 lines below show my script; the second 2 are the resulting
> email. Where is the leading ">" coming from?
> $mailbody = "";
> $mailbody = "From PACIFIC SPORTS in Seattle\n
> $mailbody = $mailbody."Thank you very much for your order of:\n\n";
> >From PACIFIC SPORTS in Seattle
> Thank you very much for your order of:
> Using Sendmail like this...
> open (SENDMAIL, "|/usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t -odq");
> print SENDMAIL <<"EOF";
Andrew Sweger <andy at n2h2.com> | N2H2, Incorporated
Systems Architect | 900 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3400
Advanced Technologies Division | Seattle WA 98164-1059
v=206.336.2947 f=206.336.1541 | http://www.n2h2.com/
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