[sylpheed:32920] Re: Invisible messages

Rich Coe 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.

Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

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:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Bob W.

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