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bug #60713: Mhbuild is unable to encode the "from" header if it contains unicode characters

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Submitted:  Tue 01 Jun 2021 03:57:04 AM UTC
Category:  Bug Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
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Wed 02 Jun 2021 04:17:19 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Ok, took a bit of work to figure this out. Analysis here:


I think the bug fix is straightforward.

Ken Hornstein <kenh>
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Tue 01 Jun 2021 03:57:04 AM UTC, original submission:  

When I try to send a message whose from field contains unicode characters (for example cyrillic characters), I get this error:

mhbuild: missing mailbox (�): Тестирање <name@examp
mhbuild: Unable to encode header "From"
/usr/local/Cellar/nmh/1.7.1_1/bin/mhbuild: exit 1

This is a test message I'm trying to send.

From: Тестирање <name@example.com>
To: Someone Else <someone.else@example.com>
Fcc: +outbox
Subject: Subject

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I'm running nmh 1.7.1 on macos Big Sur. Here is the full output of mhbuild -version.

mhbuild -- nmh-1.7.1 built 2020-12-29 01:20:01 +0000 on BigSur



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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