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NTEmacs, smtpmail-queue-mail, and line-endings

From: David Abrahams
Subject: NTEmacs, smtpmail-queue-mail, and line-endings
Date: 06 Nov 2002 13:44:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2


I'm not sure I'm posting this to the right places, but I hope someone
here can help.

I'm using NTEmacs 21.2 with a very recent smtpmail.el (from GNU emacs
CVS, I think), and I'm setting smtpmail-queue-mail so that I don't
have to wait for the server each time I finish composing a message.

In order to get queueing to work, I had to set:

  (setq smtpmail-mail-address "address@hidden")

Which seems wrong because it isn't documented, but without it my
outgoing messages were being rejected as having no sender.

However, I've received a number of complaints from people I'm
corresponding with. For example, Microsoft Outlook users (I'm sure
some of you will say they deserve what they get, but I need to
correspond with them anyway) all say:

    Not sure what's up w/ your mailer.  All email from you has no
    subject, and the cc: line appears in the body.  On top of that,
    it's double spaced.

Other people simply never see my emails; presumably they're being
silently rejected by their server somewhere.

And some Linux users have problems, too (see bottom of this
message). The email looks fine to me on its way out; my best guess is
that the DOS '\r\n' line ending convention is messing things up. The
files stored in ~/Mail/queued-mail, waiting to go out. do indeed have
DOS line-endings.

Any clues about how to repair this would be much-appreciated!




My mail client fails to parse a lot of your mails headers. I think this is due 
to a blank line in the references section. See attached header for details. I 
am not a mail guru, but the blank line looks suspicious.


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