quoted-printable octet-stream issues

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Tue Nov 30 23:13:46 GMT 2004

Martin Hepworth wrote:
> Chuck
> what version of MS are you using. I think 4.35 has a fix for this
> issue, the problem is Outleek, rather than exchange. Anyway upgrading
> to
> 4.35-11 fixed the issue for the one person affected here..
> Chuck Foster wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been looking at a problem with some PDF messages that were being
>> corrupted on arrival; looking at it more closely I can see that our
>> Exchange server is sending out the attachments as quoted-printable
>> and by the time they've been through MailScanner the content has
>> been changed, specifically the midline =0As have now become physical
>> newlines and (I guess) are being mangled through the MTA (sendmail).
>> I noted that there is some code to 'massage' quoted-printable in
>> Message.pm, and the file on disk seems to be fine, so I would think
>> the problem is in re-encoding the content back to quoted-printable
>> on the way out.
>> Is this a common problem that has now been fixed (I couldn't find any
>> reference on a net trawl)? Obviously this doesn't occur for
>> BASE64-encoded messages.
>> Regards,
>> Chuck

Also, you can change the way Exchange sends out MIME attachments.  Check the
archives around 10/13 for a message w/subject 'Re: trouble with exchange

That may help...

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