Thanks Martin,
That was indeed the problem! I simply added a '\n' to the end of each 
line. And since html doesn't recognize it, it does no harm to the 

Steven J. Walker
Walker Effects

On Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 06:26  PM, Martin Towell wrote:

> it's to do with the length of a line - I think it's 1024 - if a lines 
> longer
> than that, an ! is put there and a new line is made
> Martin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Walker [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 1:18 PM
> Subject: [PHP] HTML Email Has Random '!'
> Hi,
> Has anybody every had problems with random characters showing up in HTML
> email messages?
> I've set up an auto-responding email system for product purchasing and
> registration. The system sends multipart HTML and plain text messages
> using mail(). However, exclamation points are showing up in random
> places. I have no idea where they come from... over and over I've looked
> at my source code but can't find any correlation.
> For example, here's a clip from an email message:
> Support:
> If you need any assistance, or would like to arrange another method of
> delivery, please conta! ct:
> And the code that generates this text looks like:
> $email_html .= "</b></font><font face=\"Verdana, Arial, Helvetica,
> sans-serif\" size=\"2\" color=\"#333333\">";
> $email_html .= "If you need any assistance, or would like to arrange
> another method of<br>delivery, please contact:";
> $email_html .= "</font></p><p><a
> href=\"mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]\";>";
> Sorry this is so hard to read... but the point is that the '!' is not in
> my code. When I make subtle changes to the code, the '!' shows up in
> other places.

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