[imp] Blank page reading mail

Michael M Slusarz slusarz@bigworm.colorado.edu
Mon, 27 May 2002 11:41:27 -0600

Quoting Erik Slooff <erik@slooff.com>:

| I must say I'm not familier with the applicable RFC's but is this a
| legitimate 
| reason for IMP not displaying the message? In this case it was spam but
| in 
| other cases it might not be preferable ;-)
| Bye,
| Erik

The problem becomes which encoding to use - we can't use a default 7bit or 
8bit, for example, because the unknown data might be in base64.  And, 
99.99% of mail messages that have malformed headers are SPAM or viruses 
(case in point, the Klez virus/worm.  IMP does not show the attachment that 
contains the virus because of bad headers).


Michael Slusarz [slusarz@bigworm.colorado.edu]
The University of Colorado at Boulder