[sylpheed:32920] Re: Invisible messages
Richard.Coe at med.ge.com
Thu Mar 26 22:39:28 JST 2009
I've found that some email programs (micro$oft?) produce incorrect
mime formatted messages. I haven't yet looked at the source code to find
out what about the message the code does not like, but I have confirmed that
the mail-handler (mh) doesn't like the mime format either.
I looked at rfc for mime encoded mail, and I don't believe that this
formmatting is correct, but I have not confirmed it.
As an example, the boundary is set in the header to 'X' part labels
but the interior boundaries have 'Y' part labels.
In the only two instances of this problem, I've complained to the senders.
In one case, it was advertising mail, and I never received a reply, but they
have since fixed their messages. In the second case, the sender basically told
me to 'get a better mail reader.'
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:19:15 -0600
Bob White <bob at bob-white.com> wrote:
> Occasionally I receive messages from a mail list that has no content.
> Message size (in one case) is reported to be 7.7KB. If I look at
> attachments, there is a 3B text/plain attachment. If I forward the
> message to myself, it is indeed blank. If I forward it as an
> attachment there is an additional 7.7KB message/rfc822 attachment.
> The only way I can see this content on the original message or the
> forwarded as attachment message is to View -> Message Source. Can
> anyone explain why this is happening? Is there a fix? It doesn't
> happen very often, so it isn't a big issue for me.
> Bob W.
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