Re: no-header e-mail

Gregory S. Youngblood (
Fri, 06 Dec 1996 12:35:01 -0500

At 04:50 PM 12/5/96 -0500, David L. Martin wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Riccardo Facchetti wrote:
>> This is not strictly related with kernel, but there seems to be a bug in
>> the vger software. Some messages arrive without an header, so the
>> fetchmail software can't process it and exit with SEGV. I have to telnet
>> to the pop server and delete the offending message before retry to fetch
>> my e-mail.
>> Frankly I don't know if it is really as vger problem or my isp's problem.
>> Can someone confirm if it is vger ?
>How could it even get to you without a header?
>and no I have not seen this.

I've been getting messages with broken headers, extra newlines in the
middle of the header, causing part of the header to be mistaken as part of
the message.

It seems to originate from a couple of people. My guess is it is someone
who is posting a message and the headers get munged on the way to vger,
which happily sends it to everyone... just a thought..