HTML Footers and Outlook/Word 2003?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Wed May 21 15:21:11 IST 2008

Thanks for the reply.  Perhaps I explained poorly.

We send the emails out and our MailScanner adds a signature.

This one customer receives email from us and his Outlook is doing what he has described (I've not witnessed this and I've not had any comment from any other customer in the year or so we've added sigs).

It's awkward for me to replicate, but I would like to just confirm that MailScanner isn't formatting the original message in some strange way - the email the customer receives would be no different to my original post to this list as it all passes through the same mail server.


Paul Hutchings
Network Administrator, MIRA Ltd.
Tel: 44 (0)24 7635 5378
Fax: 44 (0)24 7635 8378
mailto:paul.hutchings at

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Hugo van der Kooij
Sent: 21 May 2008 14:32
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: HTML Footers and Outlook/Word 2003?

Hash: SHA1

Paul Hutchings wrote:
| I’m not sure if this is an Outlook/Word issue or something to do with my
| html signature code or how MailScanner appends signatures, so I’ll start
| here.

Have you had one look at the messages your MTA is sending out? The HTML
is ackward at best.

There must be 50 ways to leave Microsoft. You just have shown reason
number 501.

But the obvious way is to start a packet capture and capture the
outgoing messages before and after MailScanner and see what has changed

But the fact that something reappears before it even is send to
MailScanner pretty much rules out any change it was changed by MailScanner.


- --
hvdkooij at     

	A: Yes.
	>Q: Are you sure?
	>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
	>>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

Bored? Click on and rate those images.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux)

MailScanner mailing list
mailscanner at

Before posting, read

Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website! 


Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, England.

Registered in England and Wales No. 402570
VAT Registration  GB 114 5409 96

The contents of this e-mail are confidential and are solely for the use of the intended recipient.
If you receive this e-mail in error, please delete it and notify us either by e-mail, telephone or fax.
You should not copy, forward or otherwise disclose the content of the e-mail as this is prohibited.

More information about the MailScanner mailing list