[thelist] Periods stripped in CDONTS email.

Casey Crookston casey at thecrookstons.com
Tue Jul 1 15:37:43 CDT 2003

Found this:  (http://www.iisfaq.com/default.aspx?View=A461&Print=1)

CDONTS has a bug in that if it can not wordwrap the line it will just place
the rest of the text after column 72 at the start of the next line. If you
happen to have a "." period at that point then you see the bug.

So it takes a few things to show up:

  a.. The line must have no spaces in it for wordwrapping to occur.
  b.. The line must have a "." period at the exact position of the word
There is a HOTFIX provided by Microsoft for this problem. The Hotfix will be
included in SP3 for Windows 2000.

The KB Article for the hot fix is Q286358 :



----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Slesinger" <badlanners at hotmail.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 3:18 PM
Subject: [thelist] Periods stripped in CDONTS email.

> Hi folks,
> I am sending an html e-Newsletter by putting the html in a few variables
and then sending using ASP/CDONTS.  I've sent 4 newsletters the last few
months and every time, some of the images are broken because when the email
is sent, the period between the name and extension is missing!  Each email
has different files that are broken and images that worked fine in one
newsletter may not in the next.  For example, "spacer.gif" becomes
"spacergif".  Its just plain wierd.  The only thing I can count on is that
the periods are missing in the same spot for a particular newsletter. (each
time it is sent out, the same images get stripped) So I get around it by
putting in a double period, and when the original gets stripped, the second
is there to make the image work.  Crappy work around. I can't find a pattern
to the stripping of periods.  Anybody run into this?  Any clue?  I can
supply code used to send, the variable html sent if needed.
> Thanks mucho,
> adam
> Adam 'bread_man' Slesinger
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