Messages and attachments not decoding properly in Outlook 2003

Discussion in 'Outlook General' started by DC, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. DC

    DC Guest

    A few emails I have received lately with attachments have not been decoding
    properly. They come through as raw text without even having subjects or
    sender info displayed. It seems to happen with HTML messages and things
    encoded in base64 with the transfer encoding being quoted-printable. Here is
    the only common links I have found in the raw text-


    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary="--6c963a6c2aa62a54"
    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    ----6c963a6c2aa62a54
    Content-Disposition: inline
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset="us-ascii"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary="----=_NextPart_000_000E_01C64CF7.AB678880"
    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01C64CF7.AB678880
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="----=_NextPart_001_000F_01C64CF7.AB678880"
    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    ------=_NextPart_001_000F_01C64CF7.AB678880
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset="us-ascii";format=flowed

    That's info from 2 of them. They both had base64 attachments. They both have
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; and Content-Transfer-Encoding:
    quoted-printable. Is there any way to fix this issue? I can copy and decode
    the files by hand, but with larger files it's a huge pain. Is it possible
    that this is an ISP issue and not Outlook? Lastly it seems to happen the
    most when the email comes from a Mac users.
     
    DC, Mar 28, 2006
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  2. DC <> wrote:

    > A few emails I have received lately with attachments have not been
    > decoding properly. They come through as raw text without even having
    > subjects or sender info displayed. It seems to happen with HTML
    > messages and things encoded in base64 with the transfer encoding
    > being quoted-printable. Here is the only common links I have found in
    > the raw text-


    Outlook 2003 has no trouble with either Base64 or Quoted-Printable encoding.
    If you are seeing the raw data instead of the decoded message, then
    something PRIOR to the headers you included may be causing the issue.
    --
    Brian Tillman
     
    Brian Tillman, Mar 29, 2006
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  3. DC

    DC Guest

    It seems to be mostly when I get email from Mac users.


    "Brian Tillman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DC <> wrote:
    >
    >> A few emails I have received lately with attachments have not been
    >> decoding properly. They come through as raw text without even having
    >> subjects or sender info displayed. It seems to happen with HTML
    >> messages and things encoded in base64 with the transfer encoding
    >> being quoted-printable. Here is the only common links I have found in
    >> the raw text-

    >
    > Outlook 2003 has no trouble with either Base64 or Quoted-Printable
    > encoding. If you are seeing the raw data instead of the decoded message,
    > then something PRIOR to the headers you included may be causing the issue.
    > --
    > Brian Tillman
     
    DC, Apr 1, 2006
    #3
  4. DC <> wrote:

    > It seems to be mostly when I get email from Mac users.


    Outlook seems to be fairly unforgiving when it comes to variations in the
    message headers. Perhaps the Macs are adding something Outlook doesn't
    expect or removing something it can't live without and confusing it as to
    where the parts of the message occur. It may help if yiou could post the
    complete headers (changing IP addresses and mail addresses if needed to keep
    things anonymous) and perhaps someone will spot the difference.
    --
    Brian Tillman
     
    Brian Tillman, Apr 3, 2006
    #4
  5. DC

    DC Guest

    This is the header that appears in the body of the message-

    Received: from [255.255.255.255] (helo=priv-edtnes10.myisp.net)by
    mx.perfora.net (node=mxus0) with ESMTP (Nemesis),

    id 0MKuxu-1FQvw12PKi-00043U for ;

    Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:31:46 -0400

    Received: from priv-edtnaa05.myisp.net ([255.255.255.255]) by
    priv-edtnes10.myisp.net (InterMail vM.6.01.05.04
    201-2131-123-105-20051025) with ESMTP id
    <>
    for <>;

    Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:31:44 -0600

    Received: from [192.168.0.104] (s142-179-167-137.ab.hsia.myisp.net
    [255.255.255.255])by priv-edtnaa05.myisp.net (BorderWare MXtreme Infinity
    Mail Firewall) with ESMTP id 1FSX4GR4KNfor <>;

    Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:31:41 -0600 (MDT)

    Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v623)

    To: Me <>

    Message-Id: <>

    From: Him <>

    Subject: from my sister

    Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 17:32:19 -0600

    X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.623)

    Envelope-To:

    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

    boundary="Apple-Mail-1-530099239"



    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.



    --Apple-Mail-1-530099239

    Content-Type: text/plain;

    charset=US-ASCII;format=flowed

    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable



    Does that give any clues?



    "Brian Tillman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DC <> wrote:
    >
    >> It seems to be mostly when I get email from Mac users.

    >
    > Outlook seems to be fairly unforgiving when it comes to variations in the
    > message headers. Perhaps the Macs are adding something Outlook doesn't
    > expect or removing something it can't live without and confusing it as to
    > where the parts of the message occur. It may help if yiou could post the
    > complete headers (changing IP addresses and mail addresses if needed to
    > keep things anonymous) and perhaps someone will spot the difference.
    > --
    > Brian Tillman
     
    DC, Apr 5, 2006
    #5
  6. DC <> wrote:

    > This is the header that appears in the body of the message-
    >
    > Received: from [255.255.255.255] (helo=priv-edtnes10.myisp.net)by
    > mx.perfora.net (node=mxus0) with ESMTP (Nemesis),
    >
    > id 0MKuxu-1FQvw12PKi-00043U for ;
    >
    > Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:31:46 -0400
    >
    > Received: from priv-edtnaa05.myisp.net ([255.255.255.255]) by
    > priv-edtnes10.myisp.net (InterMail vM.6.01.05.04
    > 201-2131-123-105-20051025) with ESMTP id
    > <>
    > for <>;
    >
    > Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:31:44 -0600


    If it's exactly like this, it's no wonder you're having trouble with so many
    embedded blank lines.
    --
    Brian Tillman
     
    Brian Tillman, Apr 5, 2006
    #6
  7. DC

    DC Guest

    Actually no, for some reason it came out like that when I pasted it.


    "Brian Tillman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DC <> wrote:
    >
    >> This is the header that appears in the body of the message-
    >>
    >> Received: from [255.255.255.255] (helo=priv-edtnes10.myisp.net)by
    >> mx.perfora.net (node=mxus0) with ESMTP (Nemesis),
    >>
    >> id 0MKuxu-1FQvw12PKi-00043U for ;
    >>
    >> Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:31:46 -0400
    >>
    >> Received: from priv-edtnaa05.myisp.net ([255.255.255.255]) by
    >> priv-edtnes10.myisp.net (InterMail vM.6.01.05.04
    >> 201-2131-123-105-20051025) with ESMTP id
    >> <>
    >> for <>;
    >>
    >> Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:31:44 -0600

    >
    > If it's exactly like this, it's no wonder you're having trouble with so
    > many embedded blank lines.
    > --
    > Brian Tillman
     
    DC, Apr 6, 2006
    #7
  8. DC <> wrote:

    > Actually no, for some reason it came out like that when I pasted it.


    Then please post the EXACT headers.
    --
    Brian Tillman
     
    Brian Tillman, Apr 10, 2006
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