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Bug#330933: wrong MIME header in confirmation challenge

package: debbugs
severity: minor


    On the Debian PTS I subscribed to the bug mailing list of source
package <package>. I then received a confirmation challenge like that:

| From: Debian Package Tracking System <pts@qa.debian.org>
| To: <my email>
| Subject: CONFIRM <hexa challenge>
| Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-15
| Content-Transfert-Encoding: 8bit
| Hello,
| you asked to be subscribed to the "mailing list"[1] for the Debian
| source package called <package>. To complete this process, you
| have to reply to this mail by including this command :
| CONFIRM <hexa challenge>
| On any modern mailer, you just have to hit reply and send the mail.
| If you don't understand why you got this mail, please ignore it,
| you won't be subscribed to anything unless you confirm it.
| If you have any problem with this service, please contact
| owner@packages.qa.debian.org.
| Thanks,
| [1] This list receives all the bug reports (and the corresponding logs)
|     for the package "<package>" that are sent to the Debian
|     Bug Tracking System. Check http://bugs.debian.org/src:<package> to
|     see what it looks like.

    The header contains:

| Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-15
| Content-Transfert-Encoding: 8bit

    There are 3 problems:

 -1) "Transfer" has a typo final "t".

 -2) Body really contains US-Ascii 7 bits, so those fields should
perhaps not be inserted at all (no need to state default values).

 -3) If those fields were necessary, there lacks a "MIME-Version: 1.0"
field to complete the MIME triplet.

Bye!	Alain.
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