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Bug #39066 Emailing long strings
Submitted: 2006-10-06 16:50 UTC Modified: 2006-10-06 17:03 UTC
From: whomba42 at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Mail related
PHP Version: 4.4.4 OS: sun 5.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-10-06 16:50 UTC] whomba42 at gmail dot com
PHP truncates obscenly large messages during an email rather than wraps it. there was 1022 characters on the line, then it truncated it and discarded all the rest of the code/text.  We read text from the DB (MySQL 5 using php my admin)and it echoed out fine, however during the mail, the last bit of text got cut.  After putting a \n in to the message after each entry and broke up the line it worked fine.

Reproduce code:
$query="SELECT * FROM opendoor_articles WHERE issue_id='$issueID'";
	$message.="<strong>$row[title]</strong>";	$paragraphs=explode('</p>',$row['body']);
// this is what we added as the 'fix' $message.="\n\n";
	$subject="OpenDoor $issueName"; 
	$headers = "From: $from\r\n" .
   	'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion() . "\r\n" .
   	"MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n" .
   	"Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n" .
   	"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\r\n\r\n";
	mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

Expected result:
should have echoed out the message with the code recieved from database.

Actual result:
shows the code up to 1022 characters then dies and goes to the next line.


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 [2006-10-06 17:00 UTC]
PHP doesn't truncate strings, it just passes the data to the mail server, which can process the data in any possible way.
 [2006-10-06 17:03 UTC]
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