[Esd-l] Weird behavior on some attachments

Mark Wendt wendt at kingcrab.nrl.navy.mil
Thu Dec 20 08:03:01 PST 2001

         I was under the impression that the TNEF encoding resulted in the 
notorious winmail.dat file.  Is TNEF also the encoding mechanism for the 
UUE/MIME attachments that M$ uses?


At 03:46 PM 12/20/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>On 2001-12-20, 10:13:12 (-0500), Mark Wendt wrote:
> >
> >          I'm hoping there's a hack I can use to treat the UUE and MIME
> > attachments from Outlook the same as an attachment from Eudora.
>Not really.  Outlook doesn't follow always follow standards, it
>depends how it's configured and it's easy to get that wrong.  I'd
>wager that your problem is related to Microsoft's habit of TNEF
>encoding Outlook-to-Outlook communications.
>My code (http://mailtools.anomy.net/) does somewhat better than
>John's in this respect (it can recognize and virusscan/defang/drop
>uuencoded attachments), but neither of us have published code which
>can sanitize the contents of the TNEF encoded message parts
>themselves (a proprietary MS alternative to MIME).  I'm working on
>it, though.
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