[Spambayes] Re: Outlook plugin plus Exchange
Tue Nov 12 03:21:25 2002
Yup, oulook displays it properly. I have a feeling that it's oracle's
mess, but that outlook just ignores the invalid MIME-part headers --
maybe spambayes can do the same. Maybe if someone else has received this
message from oracle they can shed some more light on this.
The problem is multiplied by the fact that outlook includes the
MIME-part headers and boundaries with the regular headers, but separates
the body parts and attachments. I don't think there's any way to get the
original, unseparated message from the API.
The Outlook UI shows the headers as:
Microsoft Mail Internet Headers Version 2.0
Received: from inet-mail7.oracle.com ([184.108.40.206]) by
zeus.sfhq.friskit.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.4453);
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 03:19:01 -0700
Received: from blaster-smtp.oracle.com (eblast01.oracleeblast.com
by inet-mail7.oracle.com (Switch-2.2.1/Switch-2.2.0) with ESMTP
for PIERSH@FRISKIT.COM; Sat, 13 Apr 2002 03:08:16 -0700
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 03:08:16 -0700
Subject: Oracle University iSeminars
From: Oracle Corporation<email@example.com>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 Apr 2002 10:19:01.0938 (UTC)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Baxter [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:42 PM
> To: Piers Haken
> Cc: Tim Peters; David Leftley; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Re: Outlook plugin plus Exchange
> >>> "Piers Haken" wrote
> > I see the same thing on a few messages in my corpus. I believe it's
> > something weird to do with the way outlook splits out the MIME
> > headers.
> > Attached is a dump of the exception.
> Here's a chunk of the message that's causing the problem: [snip]
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
> Return-Path: firstname.lastname@example.org
> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 Apr 2002 10:19:01.0938 (UTC)
> Content-Type: text/html
> This is utter bollocks :) The question is whether it's Oracle
> that's bollocksed it up, or Outbreak.
> Not a lot that could/should be done here - I guess in
> _theory_ email could do something where it tries to parse
> each multipart bit individually, and return the bits that
> work, but this seems like it's way too much work.
> I'm curious why the plugin doesn't fall back to raw message
> text in this case? And does outbreak display this message correctly?
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