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mutt: Bad IDN

Dirk Rosenblatt
Occasional Contributor

mutt: Bad IDN

On my old 11.11 Server I use Mutt 1.5.18 and it works fine. Now we have to move to a new one (IA64/11.31). I downloaded the actual version 1.5.21 from http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Networking/Mail/mutt-1.5.21/ and copied the config.

When I try to send a mail I get the error:
Bad IDN in "from": 'xxx.de'

Find very few infos in the internet...

mutt -D | grep -i char

ascii_chars is unset
assumed_charset=""
attach_charset=""
charset="iso-8859-1"
config_charset=""
send_charset="us-ascii:iso-8859-1:utf-8"
status_chars="-*%A"
to_chars=" +TCFL"

Is this correct?
How can I change the settings (I think, we do not have a config-file)?

Most people solved the problem by downgrading. But I did not find a link for version 1.5.18 (or whatever works)
1 REPLY
vrc1
Established Member

Re: mutt: Bad IDN

Hi

I could solve the problem with simple one configuration entry in /usr/local/etc/Muttrc in my hp-ux 11..31  IA64 machine

iconv-hook UTF-8 utf8

 

 

*****except this nothing was changed

 

#locale
LANG=
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_ALL=#locale
LANG=
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_ALL=

SEF07CL5:/usr/local/etc#mutt -v|head -5
Mutt 1.8.3 (2017-05-23)
Copyright (C) 1996-2016 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `mutt -vv'.
Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `mutt -vv' for details.
SEF07CL5:/usr/local/etc#

 

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mutt-1.8.3 also works fine for me

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mutt_1_8_3#swlist|grep -e mutt -e libidn -e libconv -e gettext -e ncurses
  gettext                               0.19.8.1       gettext
  libidn                                1.33           libidn
  mutt                                  1.8.3          mutt
  ncurses                               6.0            ncurses

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The depot files were from

http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Networking/Mail/mutt-1.8.3/

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