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When using mail function, "!" is added to the results. Why?

Greetings,

Over the past few months I've been increasing my use of the mail function in php. However, I'm finding a issue with the results (the e-mail that is recieved).

The e-mail returns "!" through out the text of the e-mail, which was not there when it was send.

Example:
My page i!s done.

Is there a way around this, or a way to remove the "!"?
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diverdiverCommented:
An example of your mail function would help!

diverdiver
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TimelibAuthor Commented:
The simple example I can give is this:

<?
$mail_body = "";
for ($i=0; $i <500; $i++) {
$mail_body .=
"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<br>" . chr(13);
}    

$MailSubject = "Testing";

$msg = $mail_body;

$EmailAddress = "your@name.com";
$sender_email = "cbrady@sbccd.cc.ca.us";
$mailheaders = "From: \"Test Server\" <webmaster@name.com>\n";
$mailheaders .= "Reply-To: $sender_email\n";
$mailheaders .= "Content-Type: text/html\n";
mail($EmailAddress, $MailSubject, $msg, $mailheaders);

?>
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TimelibAuthor Commented:
I've done a little more investigating and found that unix and windows handle file a little different.

For unix you need to use a "\n" or chr(10); which is a carrage return only.

For windows you need to use a "\r\n" or chr(13); which is a carrage return, new line.

I found the info on the following web page:
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=13342

Easy 200 points, if you agree to this solution so I can close this question.
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diverdiverCommented:
Agreed,

Will keep the page for reference.

diverdiver
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TimelibAuthor Commented:
The proposed answer is above selected answer.
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