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  1. #1
    tvruwink NNTP User

    Default postfix emails garbled?


    Hi -
    I've got a strange postfix problem under opensuse 11.

    I have a couple admin type aliases setup on this box. Users can email
    these addresses and the messages get routed to the right person.
    Everything works fine. However, whenever one user replies to one of the
    messages from one of the local accounts, the email returns in an
    unreadable format.

    Example:
    VGVzdC4NCg0KLS0tLS1PcmlnaW5hbCBNZXNzYWdlLS0tLS0NCkZyb206IE1lZGlhIC0gV2ViIFN1
    cHBvcnQgW21haWx0bzptZWRpYUBoZWxwLndpbGwudWl1Yy5lZHVdIA0KU2VudDogVGh1cnNkYXks
    IEphbnVhcnkgMjksIDIwMDkgNDoxOCBQTQ0KVG86IEJhcnJpbmVhdSwgTWFyeSBCDQpTdWJqZWN0

    I am not sure why this is happening. Other users can reply and their
    messages come through fine. It is an attachment that's not decoding
    properly? Looking at the headers doesn't reveal much (at least for me -
    I am new to Postfix).

    Accept-Language: en-US
    Content-Language: en-US
    X-MS-Has-Attach:
    X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
    acceptlanguage: en-US
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    MIME-Version: 1.0

    How can I debug this strange problem?

    Thanks.


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  2. #2
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: postfix emails garbled?


    This is not a postfix problem. This is one of those mail bodies that's
    encoded in base-64, as you can see from the Content-Transfer-Encoding. I
    think Outlook does this. So it's up to the mail user agent to do the
    right decoding when displaying it. Or go around and get the user to stop
    using that encoding if it really bothers you.

    PS: I ran your garble through base64 -d, after removing the extra space
    stuck in the middle of the three lines, and this is the message. Hope
    you didn't mind:

    Test.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Media - Web Support [mailto:mail address removed]
    Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:18 PM
    To: Barrineau, Mary B


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  3. #3
    smpoole7 NNTP User

    Default Re: postfix emails garbled?


    ken_yap;1936383 Wrote:
    > PS: I ran your garble through base64 -d, after removing the extra space
    > stuck in the middle of the three lines, and this is the message. Hope
    > you didn't mind:
    >
    > Test.
    >




    I love it ...

    Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of Base 64 encoding? Ken_yap
    knows!


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