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#1 pscEx

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:03 PM

I got an e-mail from boot-land.net / WinBuilder.net which is totally ununderstandable

Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary = HTMLEMAIL4a42571024502




This is a MIME encoded message.



--HTMLEMAIL4a42571024502

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1



CgoKICBCb290IExhbmQgbmV3c2xldHRlcgogIAogIAogIAovKiBjb21tb24KLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0t

LS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0qLwpib2R5IHsKbWFyZ2luOiAw

cHg7CnBhZGRpbmc6IDBweDsKY29sb3I6ICM2NjY7CmJhY2tncm91bmQ6ICNlNWUwYzkgdXJsKCJp

bWcvYmdUaWxlLmdpZiIpIHJlcGVhdDsKfQojQm9keUltcG9zdGVyIHsKY29sb3I6ICM2NjY7CmJh

Y2tncm91bmQ6ICNlNWUwYzkgdXJsKCJpbWcvYmdUaWxlLmdpZiIpIHJlcGVhdDsKd2lkdGg6IDEw

and a lot of similar lines, nothing else.



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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:31 PM

It is a base64 encoded email.

This is what I get when I use the following command in linux:
$ base64 -d email.txt

Boot Land newsletter



/* common
--------------------------------------------------*/
body {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
color: #666;
background: #e5e0c9 url("img/bgTile.gif") repeat;
}
#BodyImposter {
color: #666;
background: #e5e0c9 url("img/bgTile.gif") repeat;



#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:06 PM

Hmm.. something went seriously wrong.

I've tried to send the newsletter for this week using a custom written php script instead of the internal forum software.

Seemed like a pretty straight forward task and my testings during the weekend have worked well, but thanks to your feedback I can see something is still missing to correct.

On my mailbox I didn't received any message at all.

Received a lot of auto-replies as usual from some users and read the attached message so it seemed well, wonder what could have gone wrong.

Will see if it can be corrected and move back into the old method until I get this working as expected.

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Has everyone received the message encoded instead of plain html as previous ones?


Thank you!

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:59 PM

Has everyone received the message encoded instead of plain html as previous ones?[/b]

I got it in plain html.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:38 PM

I got an e-mail from boot-land.net / WinBuilder.net which is totally ununderstandable


same here

edit: I use a webmailer and view with Firefox

#6 Nuno Brito

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:08 AM

Thanks for the replies.

So, it works in some cases and doesn't work in others.

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Do you mind if I invite you all to further debug this matter? ;) :lol:

This should help understand what might be necessary to fix this bug.

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Some additional information is needed to draw some valid conclusions, please mention what email client that you're using (outlook, hotmail, gmail, etc).

Thank you!
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:24 AM

It was garbage for meas well. I use Forte Agent:

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:31 AM

Some additional information is needed to draw some valid conclusions, please mention what email client that you're using (outlook, hotmail, gmail, etc).


I use web.de freemail and view with Firefox or IE. both works.

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#9 pscEx

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:09 AM

The garbage shown in first post I got with Thunderbird 2.0.0.22

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:05 AM

I got a new mail today.

Same garbage as first one.

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:43 AM

My gmail account works allright.

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:40 AM

Same here. I also got a second one yesterday. Guess I will add mail@boot-land.net to the spam filter.

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:20 PM

Same here. I also got a second one yesterday. Guess I will add mail@boot-land.net to the spam filter.


same here

#14 Nuno Brito

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:49 PM

Thank you for the feedback.

Can someone suggest a free email service where I can register a test account to test this odd email behavior?

:lol:

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:19 PM

Can someone suggest a free email service where I can register a test account to test this odd email behavior?

http://www.web.de/ freemail
But there email works! :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:43 PM

Yes, a "buggy" email client is preferable.. :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:11 PM

You could try a demo version of Forte Agent:

http://www.forteinc.com/agent/

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:42 PM

I raise to 3 unreadable mails. :lol:

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:02 AM

Yesterday night I got the third one.

I think I found what happens:

The NEWS mails do not have the header tag 'Content-type'.
And Firefox does not try to solve that, whil other clients do so.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:51 AM

Sorry about this last email.

I've permanently disabled all automated email features until it is working good.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:01 AM

Sorry about this last email.

No sorry!

It helped to find that the Content-type tag is missing

Peter :lol:

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:42 AM

In thunderbird I moved with 'Header Tools' the content-type from text to header.

Result: Garbage replaced by a readable page :lol:

What to do:

@Nuno, just move the 'Content-type' line from text to header.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:16 PM

I raise to 4 unreadable mails.
Nuno, i thought you stoped the sending?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:37 PM

That is correct, I've even removed the php script that was sending these emails some days ago.

Don't know why this is still going on, it's a php nightmare.. :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:43 PM

Don't know why this is still going on, it's a php nightmare.. ;)

I contradict!

That is :lol:

Peter ;)




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