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Re: Transient fetchmail corruption problem under Windows 2000
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: Re: Transient fetchmail corruption problem under Windows 2000
- From: Olaf Foellinger <Olaf dot Foellinger at bln dot sesa dot de>
- Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 15:39:40 +0000
- References: <20010807113110.A1412@dothill.com>
On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 11:31:10AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> [I normally would not post such a vague bug report but since this problem
> significantly impacts my mail delivery I hope that I will be allowed some
> I am using fetchmail/procmail/mutt to retrieve, process, and read my
> email. I recently changed from using a Windows NT 4.0 SP5 to a Windows
> 2000 SP1 machine. Shortly thereafter, I started to notice that some
> of the emails that I received with binary attachments were corrupted.
> After sending the same message to myself repeatedly and examining the
> raw message in an mbox file, I began to see the following pattern.
> The corrupted messages are always larger than they should be and there
> are chunks of garbage characters in them. Sometimes the MIME separators
> are repeated as if fetchmail shuttered when writing to down the pipe to
> procmail (this is probably just a special case of the garbage characters).
> Not all messages get corrupted. A little more half were corrupted --
> the others were fine. I also POP-ed directly into the mail server and
> verified that the messages were not corrupt and only became so when I
> used fetchmail to retrieve them.
> I tried various versions of fetchmail (5.8.12, 5.8.14, 5.8.16) and
> Cygwin (1.3.2, my CVS build, latest snapshot). All exhibit the same
> transient binary attachment corruption problem.
> When I repeat the same experiments on my old Windows NT 4.0 SP5 machine,
> I have not received any corrupted email (yet).
> Is anyone using fetchmail under Windows 2000? If so, are you experience
> any problems?
I don't use fetchmail, but with mutt and ssmtp all my sent binary
attachments get corrupted on W2000SP1. Don't know why, didn't try it
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