question about patch 10070

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at
Fri Sep 15 13:03:59 UTC 2017

Hi folks, tells me

Articles containing control characters or whitespace-only content lines
in their headers are now rejected by B<nnrpd> at injection time.

This appears to be pretty painful. AFAICT some Windows spam filters create
lines like


without any content after colon-space.

Wouldn't it be better to silently ignore all the empty "X-something: " 

I stumbled over this problem via mailpost. After the upgrade to 2.6.1
tons of EMails got rejected with an error message

inews failed: inews: cannot send article to server: 441 Invalid syntax 
encountered in headers (unexpected byte, no colon-space, or empty content 
line) inews: article not posted


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