Problems with e-mail containing non utf-8 characters

Thomas Spuhler via amavis-users amavis-users at
Sun Sep 15 17:00:28 CEST 2013

I am getting stuck with e-mail mostly coming from outside the US, mostly Europe (mailing lists)

I am getting this message when I query the mailq in postfix

(host[] said: 451 4.5.0 id=04163-02 - Temporary MTA failure on relaying, from 
MTA(smtp:[]:10026): No resp. to data-dot (in reply to end of DATA command)
first.last AT btspuhler DOT com
This is when the e-mail should get re-injected from amavis into postfix
Googeling for this leads to amavis not recognizing some non ascii characters.
In some listings it is said to be a Perl bug. But those are a few years old, incl older Perl 
I have:

Attached is one of those e-mails I pulled out of /var/spool/postfix/deferred/568B781CF9

Best regards
Thomas Spuhler
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CO           3564             752               1               0            3564T1379200703 342208Acreate_time=1379200704Lsmtp-amavis:[]:10024Alog_ident=568B781CF9Arewrite_context=remoteSdev-owner at ml.mageia.orgA
encoding=8bitA!log_client_name=alamut.mageia.orgA![]Alog_helo_name=alamut.mageia.orgAlog_protocol_name=ESMTPAclient_name=alamut.mageia.orgA%reverse_client_name=alamut.mageia.orgAclient_address=;thomas.spuhler at btspuhler.comOthomas.spuhler at btspuhler.comRthomas.spuhler at btspuhler.comM NEReceived: from ( [])N<	by (Postfix) with ESMTPS id 568B781CF9NJ	for <thomas.spuhler at>; Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:18:23 -0700 (MST)N9Received: by (Postfix, from userid 486)N6	id 725194B270; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:21 +0200 (CEST)N0Received: from localhost (localhost [])N8	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 8E7AE4B261N@	for <dev at>; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:11 +0200 (CEST)N*X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at mageia.orgN.Received: from ([])NG	by localhost ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10025)N4	with ESMTP id Bee7GhU+DZwQ for <dev at>;N'	Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:10 +0200 (CEST)N>Received: from ( [])N8	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id A8D8B4B25CN@	for <dev at>; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:10 +0200 (CEST)N=Received: from list by with local (Exim 4.69)N.	(envelope-from <glmd-mageia-dev at>)N	id 1VKz6P-0000e4-HTN7	for dev at; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:09 +0200N:Received: from ([])N:        by with esmtp (Gmexim 0.1 (Debian))N        id 1AlnuQ-0007hv-00N@        for <dev at>; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:09 +0200NWReceived: from dirteat by with local (Gmexim 0.1 (Debian))N        id 1AlnuQ-0007hv-00N@        for <dev at>; Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:18:09 +0200N'X-Injected-Via-Gmane: dev at ml.mageia.orgN!From: eatdirt <dirteat at>N%Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:17:58 +0200N	Lines: 22N(Message-ID: <l12qqu$ua4$1 at>N)References: <523246E3.3050105 at>NMime-Version: 1.0N;Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowedNContent-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitN%X-Complaints-To: usenet at ger.gmane.orgN7X-Gmane-NNTP-Posting-Host: cable- Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130805 Thunderbird/17.0.8N*In-Reply-To: <523246E3.3050105 at>NSubject: [dev] Re: TeXLive newsNReply-To: dev at ml.mageia.orgNX-Loop: dev at ml.mageia.orgNX-Sequence: 4635N"Errors-to: dev-owner at ml.mageia.orgNPrecedence: listNPrecedence: bulkN!Sender: dev-request at ml.mageia.orgNX-no-archive: yesNList-Id: <>N4List-Help: <mailto:sympa at>NDList-Subscribe: <mailto:sympa at>NHList-Unsubscribe: <mailto:sympa at>N%List-Post: <mailto:dev at>N.List-Owner: <mailto:dev-request at>N/List-Archive: <>N N.On 13/09/13 00:57, Pierre-Malo Deni?lou wrote:N NI> In a nutshell, I have followed a different way from Fedora (1 spec fileNI> of 340,000 lines which produces over 4000 rpms) and Mandriva (4000 specN=> files), by having one spec files which produces 3 packages:NH> - texlive-collection-basic is a quite minimal set of TeXLive tools andNH> packages. It takes its name from one of the official TeXLive groups ofN> packages.NI> - texlive-fontsextra is a set of extra fonts that should only be neededN> by heavy TeX users.NG> - texlive-dist is everything else (was part of texlive-texmf before).N>N N Thanks for that and good choice!N NFI tested the mandriva ways and it broke texlive by pulling apart some N/internal dependencies, for fedora I don't know.N NII'll let you know if I find any issues as I use laTeX on a regular basis!N Ncheers,Nchris.N X A
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