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"No body text provided" with Bcc: header

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There is no plan to fix a problem that does not exist with the parser.  The problem is that a blank line is missing.  The standard requires a blank line to define the end of the header/beginning of the body.  If the spammer's email package does not include the blank line the parser can not identify the where the body starts.

As you can understand that it is not practical to try to program the parser to handle all the ways that a spammer could NOT follow the email format standard.

You can identify the end of the header and insert a blank line to correct the spammer's error.

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Agreed, the blank line usually present after the headers appears to be missing.

What I'm seeing when I follow the tracking link and then clicking on "View entire message" is just the headers, with absolutely nothing at all after the BCC header. Is this an accurate representation of what actually made it into your inbox?

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13 hours ago, Lking said:

The problem is that a blank line is missing.

No. The blank line *is present*.

You can add a BCC: header to your next reported spam and see for yourself.

Edited by euphorique

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Ok, I've put together a minimal example to demonstrate the problem.

Make sure the date in the "Received:" header is close to today, otherwise the parser will bail out just after this header.

 

Case 1

Received: from mailb-cd.linkedin.com (mailb-cd.linkedin.com. [108.174.6.148])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id some-id-here;
        Tue, 17 May 2018 12:37:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: some-body@linkedin.com
To: me@mailinator.com
Subject: problem with BCC: header
ACC: none

Hey! There is a blank line between the headers and the body!

Note the "ACC:" header.

The result: message source is found, reporting address is found. As expected.

 

Case 2

Received: from mailb-cd.linkedin.com (mailb-cd.linkedin.com. [108.174.6.148])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id some-id-here;
        Tue, 17 May 2018 12:37:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: some-body@linkedin.com
To: me@mailinator.com
Subject: problem with BCC: header
BCC: none

Hey! There is a blank line between the headers and the body!

Note the "BCC:" header.

The result: "No body text provided, check format of submission. spam must have body text."

 

Case 3

Received: from mailb-cd.linkedin.com (mailb-cd.linkedin.com. [108.174.6.148])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id some-id-here;
        Tue, 17 May 2018 12:37:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: some-body@linkedin.com
To: me@mailinator.com
BCC: none
Subject: problem with BCC: header

Hey! There is a blank line between the headers and the body!

Note that there is another header after "BCC:" header.

The result: message source is found, reporting address is found. As expected.

 

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I provided one in the very first post, but lisati reported above that he could not see the body, only the headers. That report *does* have the body, or at least I can see it.  So probably there is another bug lurking.

 

Anyway, for the sake of completeness, here are the links. Again, I am submitting both headers and body (in RFC822 sense).

Case 1: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6465379953zc617c730898b61e14b1fdeb6434218a7z

Case 2: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6465380058zf95de8717cee940fc5bc0a91cb15aaddz

Case 3: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6465380112z1c4ae87f11a33a2ba7dcbef68f944f62z

 

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