[Mimedefang] spurious "suspicious characters in body" warnings?

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Fri Apr 4 09:28:01 EST 2003

>     1.  An NULL (ASCII 0x00) character.

A user here reported a message with nulls recently.  Her mail
program (Netscape 7 I think) actually froze up when it got to
it, and a unix program I tested stopped displaying the message at
the first null.  (We are just about to run mimedefang.)

The body was so short that I hope it will be more useful than
annoying  if I include it; see below.  In this screenshot from
emacs, a null is shown as the two characters ^@ .  I don't know
what the purpose of the nulls is but note the word "camouflaged".

Was yours like this?

Joseph Brennan          Columbia University in the City of New York
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