hanging double quote in header

Charles McNulty charles at charlesmcnulty.com
Wed Apr 26 21:31:33 CEST 2006

Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe what you're suggesting (running each header though a validator that checks it for RFC compliance and discards non-compliant headers) would require significantly more "hoop jumping" than escaping quotes in the headers.  That said I'm not familiar with the the governing RFCs, so I'm not sure if this is the best solution.  What I am sure is that I don't want people to be able to send me e-mails (by accident, not maliciously, mind you) that break RC.


On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 00:33:44 +0200, "B. Johannessen" <bob at db.org> wrote:
> Charles McNulty wrote:
>> I recieved the following message which RC choked on:
>> ..
>> From: Dell Member Program <Dell_Member_Programs at dell.com>"
>> Notice the double quote just hanging out there in the From address. This
>> fubars the HTML which then messes up the JS call.  It would seem that we
>> need to escape headers.
> That's an invalid RFC 2822 From: header. I see no reason for RoundCube
> to jump through hoops trying to accommodate messages that are this
> severely broken.
> If anything, the above From: header field should simply be ignored.
> 	Bob

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