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German umlauts in email notification subjects [message #16874] Wed, 25 February 2004 11:50 Go to next message
christo is currently offline  christo   Germany
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Some email notifications from FUD forum got classified as spam by our spam filter. One of the reasons was:

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BAD HEADER Non-encoded 8-bit data (char FC hex) in message header 'Subject'
Subject: ...to Re: Sollten wir Regeln f\374r die usernames...


I assume the mail subjects have to be 7bit clean?


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Re: German umlauts in email notification subjects [message #16876 is a reply to message #16874] Wed, 25 February 2004 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not really, it is just that many spam messages contain those characters and your spam filter automatically assumes that messages with such characters are spam.

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Re: German umlauts in email notification subjects [message #16881 is a reply to message #16874] Thu, 26 February 2004 02:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just because your spam filter doesn't want to know anything about legitimate ISO-8859-15 encodings it doesn't mean it's automatically wrong. German without umlauts is sort of terrible to read. Besides, To replace one umlaut you need two characters. Given the number of umlauts usually in German this is additional bloat in each message.

Hence I'm not going to update the German translation accordingly but leave it as is. Feel free to make a Umlaut hack of your own in msg. With a few
perl -pi -e "s/foo/bar/g" msg

substitutions this should be a matter of minutes.

Olliver

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Re: German umlauts in email notification subjects [message #16889 is a reply to message #16881] Thu, 26 February 2004 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You did not get my point, I'm afraid.

I do not wish to remove all umlauts from the forum.

We had a topic title with umlauts in the forum.
This topic title is contained "as is" in the email notification subject header.

But if you read RFC 2047, you'll notice that in email message headers all characters that are NOT plain US-ASCII must be encoded
quoted-printable.

FUDforum therefore produces syntactically incorrect mail notifications.



Christopher Huhn, GSI Darmstadt, Germany

[Updated on: Fri, 27 February 2004 07:42]

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Re: German umlauts in email notification subjects [message #16981 is a reply to message #16889] Sun, 07 March 2004 16:02 Go to previous message
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Fixed in CVS.

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