Forum OpenACS Q&A: mangled display in of mime emails in outlook

Several of us are getting mangled display of mime multipart/alternative emails on old versions of outlook. This is via bulk-mail or via notifications with both text and html components. We're trying to figure out if this is an openacs mime building bug, an isp thing, or an outlook thing. Googling for the symptoms turn up culprits both for the ISP and for Outlook. We hesitate to blame OpenACS :)

Looking at data sent to raw smtp socket shows a properly formatted mime message so we're quite stumped.

We've tried removing space on boundary strings, doing 3 CRLF between headers and body, forcing 7-bit encoding on the main mime wrapper plus a bunch of other things but haven't succeeded in tracking it down.

Anybody got any ideas? And has anyone been experiencing similar problems? Code is a fairly recent checkout of oacs-5-2. TIA.

Posted by Dave Bauer on
It occurs in Outlook 2003 and Outlook Express as well.

It also occured on my ISP webmail account, but gmail could read the exact same message fine.