Filename enconding in auto-zip feature

Alex Neuman alex at
Mon Sep 21 16:07:28 IST 2009

I don't know how to fix it, but here's a couple of thoughts:

1. Can you avoid using filenames with non-english characters? It's  
less likely users will have problems that way - specially when going  
2. Are you sure the filenames are messed up? Do all platforms (linux,  
mac, unix) find the same, apparently corrupted filenames? How about  
all unzip programs for Windows? Could be that the unzipping program is  
not UTF aware or something like that.
3. (and this is a question for Jules & the Gang) - what does  
MailScanner use for ZIPping? is it some Archive::Zip module call? Can  
it be changed (although it may impose a further performance penalty)  
to an external "zip" program? Something like the internal vs. external  
TNEF issue?

On Sep 21, 2009, at 9:49 AM, Pedro Arinto wrote:

> the filenames get messed up in the resulting ZIP file. Windows users  
> are unable to uncompress this files

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