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Re: CR's in Woody Emacs/Gnus articles



>>>>> "DB" == Daniel Barlow <dan@telent.net> writes:

DB> Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> writes:
>> bxf4@psu.edu (Brian P. Flaherty) writes:
>> 
>> > I just changed my apt sources.list to testing yesterday and did a
>> > relatively big upgrade.  One of the things that has happened though is
>> > that now Gnus shows all the Ctrl-M's at the end of the lines in mail I
>> > get from people using other OS's and from the web (e.g., Yahoo).
>> 
>> I've seen that happen after a few upgrades.  Usually, restarting
>> fetchmail (which I run in daemon mode) fixes it.  I don't know where
>> it comes from.

DB> Ah, fetchmail!

DB> If fetchmail can't connect to an smtp server on port 25, it falls back
DB> to piping messages directly into sendmail.  On my system (sendmail is
DB> actually exim) this seems to introduces ^M at the end of each line.

DB> So it seems plausible that fetchmail in daemon mode could attempt a
DB> delivery while exim is stopped during an upgrade.  I don't know how
DB> long it carries on delivering messages this way before retesting for a
DB> local smtp server - or indeed if it retests at all.  I run it from the
DB> command line; I can confirm that it doesn't retest during a single run

Oh!  But doesn't fetchmail's parameter stripcr fix this problem with ^M?


Best regards,
    Dimitri



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