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Can anybody help me understand what my Dutch friend is trying to
tell me?  He said that messages longer than 72 x "=" are split;
I responded asking what he meant; his response still leaves me in
the dark.   -- Kevin Berland for C18-L
 
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Received: from HDETUD1.TUDelft.NL by PSUVM.PSU.EDU (Mailer R2.07) with BSMTP id
 4549; Fri, 25 Jan 91 12:38:10 EST
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Date:         Fri, 25 Jan 91 18:01:15 MET
From:         Hans van der Laan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: January 8
To:           BCJ@PSUVM
In-Reply-To:  Your message of Tue, 15 Jan 91 18:43 EST
 
On Tue, 15 Jan 91 18:43 EST you said:
>     I'm afraid I do not understand the problem you mention.  Does
>your mailer split lines more than 72 characters, or mail messages
>more than 72 lines long?  If the 1st is the case, I can edit the
>mail to be 70 characters wide...
>
>- Kevin
 
Sorry, Kevin, I have been away.
No, I meant something else. I shall try to illustrate it:
 
PART I
 
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
 
PART II
 
I have here two parts, and a line made of 72 times the character
'?'. In this case it is all well. BUT: if the line consists of
72 times the character '=' (equal-sign), then our mailer splits
this mail in two parts. The first part has a "from" and "to",
and the second part has "{from=????" and "to=????".
These two parts are now separate in my mail-system. But they
are afterwards sorted in alphabetical order, and '?' comes first,
before 'A'. So the two parts have lost each other.
 
I think you have a line with 72 consequtive (spelling?) '=' in
your signature, so that signature becomes split up from your mail.
Hope I have made myself more clear this time.
 
Greetings from Holland. Hans
 
 
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Hans van der Laan                        Bitnet: RCDILAA@HDETUD1
Advisor                                  S-mail: P.O. Box 354
Delft University of Technology                   NL-2600-AJ Delft
Computing Centre                                 The Netherlands

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