[Mailman-Users] broken mails from "Internet Mail Service (5.5.2656.59)"

Simon White simon at caperet.com
Tue Dec 16 09:15:32 CET 2003

15-Dec-03 at 14:21, ?ukasz Michalski (l.michalski at ant.gliwice.pl) wrote :
> All of them send messages encoded using Quoted-Printable, I see that
> MailMan is always autoconverting it to 8bit before reposting.
> The result is, that all mails from them gets totally messed with
> quoted-printable characters. Depending on Exchange configuration (I
> guess) some of them broke only quted text in replies, and some of them
> see all message as garbage.

> I can't, of course, reconfigure MS Exchange servers to send mails in
> 8bit.  There is no way to do it using Outlook.

Yes there IS a way to do it with Outlook. Or Outlook Express. You can
set Plain Text settings for the outgoing email (Tools, Options, Send
format) and make sure that it is not encoded at all, or use Base64 or QP
as you wish, you can specify the character encoding (ISO-8859-2 or
whatever) and MIME options.

I wouldn't use Outlook if you paid me, but if you have to use it because
of corporate policy or masochistic tendancies, then you can tame it a
little bit to behave in an almost civil fashion.


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