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Mail header formatting problem

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I've been trying to register a new account and get the Mailhosts setup working. Eventually I realised that the mail headers had tabs inserted after the space following the colon:

header:<sp><TAB>blah blah blah

The error that was given said it couldn't find the auth code, but eventually I worked it out. Oddly enough the spam reporting form doesn't have this problem.

Obviously it's more a problem with the webmail provider, but it would be nice if spamcop were more forgiving about others failings.

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Obviously it's more a problem with the webmail provider, but it would be nice if spamcop were more forgiving about others failings.

I wouldn't necessarily blame your mail provider. As I understand RFC 2822, tab characters are allowed after the colon in header lines.

It's not common, but any software that parses header fields should be able to handle it.

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