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

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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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Question by:Timelib
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by:diverdiver
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An example of your mail function would help!

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by:Timelib
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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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by:Timelib
ID: 7186644
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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diverdiver earned 200 total points
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Agreed,

Will keep the page for reference.

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by:Timelib
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The proposed answer is above selected answer.
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