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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-16826

Unnecessary Use of Base64 Encoding in Email Headers

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.3.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Other
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      Description

      Hi,
      I have the latest version of PHPBB, and use SMTP as my hosting company has disabled php mail, they also use Barracuda anti-spam checker.
      More and more hosting companies are tightening up on anti-spam measures ,and the one that has tripped me up is 'Unnecessary base64 encoding' of email headers.
      As far as I can tell phpBB always encodes the following headers in Base64, To, Subject, From and Reply-To.
      This is triggering Spam Assassin and Barracuda anti-spam software (maybe more but I haven't come across them yet).
      It wouldn't be difficult for the PHPBB coding team to change it to only encode if it is necessary, other packages do this.

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              sjgarth sjgarth
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