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Remco Post r.post at sara.nl
Fri Sep 7 08:33:44 CEST 2007

vedaal at hush.com wrote:

> sorry,
> hushmail insisted on duplicating the periods,
> there should be only one period instead of two on the lines
> indicated,

That is because in the smtp protocol, a period on a line by itself
(<cr>.<cr>) signifies the end of a mail message, so _every_ e-mail
client _must_ take care to avoid this. Now, since it's more customary to
end a sentence with the period directly after the last word in most
languages (all that I know, but maybe...) this shouldn't be a problem in
most cases.

(so if you want a period on a line by itself, append a space, nobody
will see, but it won't be the end of your message either).

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Remco Post

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