[Mimedefang] base64 error (by sender)

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Tue Apr 8 14:43:01 EDT 2003

I see many of these:

Apr  8 14:33:26 jalapeno mimedefang-multiplexor: [ID 980602 mail.info]
  Slave 5 stderr: Premature padding of base64 data at
  /opt/perl5.6.1/lib/site_perl/5.6.1/MIME/Decoder/Base64.pm line 109.

I managed to snag one of the messages.  It has two base64 parts,
both of which have a multiple of 4 characters.

But hmm... the message is from a list, and the list has inserted
a plain ascii footer after the base64 stuff, in the same part.
If a part is "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64", the part should
be 100% base64, right?

To leave it alone, or not to leave it alone, that is the question.
The message gets delivered.

Joseph Brennan          Columbia University in the City of New York
postmaster at columbia.edu                 Academic Technologies Group

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