[Esd-l] Weird behavior on some attachments

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Thu Dec 20 20:09:11 PST 2001

On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, Eric Andreychek wrote:

> I will try to throw a patch together for John which adds that
> functionality before this weekend.  If I don't make it before the
> weekend, it's going to be a long time, as I'm going on vacation
> next week :-)

I'm taking a five-day weekend, so I may try to add that...

> will go in, there's a lot of considerations to be taken in when
> adding new code to this.. for example -- apparently, the poor AIX
> guys have a limit on how big a script can be.. heh :-)

The UUE handler is separate from the MIME perl script, and is
(currently) far smaller.

> To reiterate Mark's question -- by any chance, does anyone else
> know of a tweak or two to keep Outlook from making the body of a
> message into a text attachment?

If you can send me a *raw* message that does this (e.g. you can
reliably compose/attach something in Outlook and have it happen, then
bypass the sanitizer for that message) then I can figure out what is
going on.

N.B.: I've seen mention about how IE examines the file to determine
how to open it for octet-stream types, maybe Outlook is doing
something similar.

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