TNEF strangeness

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Wed Apr 11 11:11:26 IST 2007

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Dean Manners wrote:

> On the topic of TNEF, I have noticed a strange qwerk with my setup. When the
> Rcpt To: contains a realname/quotes the message is tinkered with by MS-TNEF
> and the message (if HTML) is converted to plain text.  When the Rcpt To:
> doesn't contain a realname/quotes the message is delivered as it was sent.

It seems the sender sends it in different formats.

Note the MIME headers:
> From: "Dean Manners" <deanm at>
> To: "'Dean Manners'" <deanm at>
> Subject: Testing
> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:00:22 +1000
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
> 	boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0129_01C77C52.83889F80"

MIMETYPE: multipart/mixed
(One needs the other.)

> From: "Dean Manners" <deanm at>
> To: <deanm at>
> Subject: Testingggg
> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:04:32 +1000
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
> 	boundary="----=_NextPart_000_012E_01C77C53.18501620"

MIMETYPE: multipart/alternative
(Pick the variant you like best to view the message.)


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