Corrupted mail on the list

John Mackin (
Thu, 11 Apr 91 16:15:46 +1000

Philippe's message of this morning displayed a corrupted bitmap in my faces.
`Oh no,' I thought, `I'm sure Shand and I squashed all Jaa's bignum bugs.'
But it wasn't that at all; uncompface did its job and cannot be blamed.
The headers of the message are corrupt; some of what may have been body
text has been included directly after the X-Face: header, so that it
looks like continuation lines of the face.

Either the mail was sent out like that, or something damaged it. There
is an Errors-To: header right after the bad stuff, which doesn't prove
anything either way. Does it look like this in everyone's mailbox? Better,
would anyone who got an _uncorrupted_ copy please let me know? Philippe,
could you have originated the mail this way?

The bad headers follow.


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