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Known Errors

These are the known errors in our products, logged as reported with versions and platforms affected as well as corrections and work-arounds.

This list is largely historical, since it records all problems that have been reported throughout G&R history. Only the most recently reported problems still exist, unless you are using a very old copy of the product, in which case you should update the product to the most recent version.

E0251: Ginet uses wrong character set on recipient names

Product: ginet 5.0.0
Platform: any
Status: Fixed in 5.0.1, patch available
Last updated: 1997-06-05 10:58:32

There are basically two ways to supply a recipient's full name together with his e-mail address in an Internet mail. Method (1) uses a syntax like this:

Full Name

Method (2) uses this syntax:

mailbox@domain.xxx (Full Name)

Ginetr failed to treat the character set as the sender intended when syntax method (2) was used, replacing all 8-bit characters with a question mark. This is now corrected.

Note, however, that the presence of 8-bit characters in the message header is actually a violation of the Internet mail standards. The RFC documents clearly states that the message header should only have characters in the 7-bit US-ASCII range. An additional standard, RFC-1522, defines a method where senders can encode 8-bit characters in the message header using 7-bit characters. This standard, however, is sadly not respected by all software on the market, which continue to put 8-bit characters directly into the message header (sic).

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