octet-stream attachment

From: Tom von Alten <tom_vonalten_at_boi.hp.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 16:58:52 -0600
Message-ID: <001101bed303$706ce560$c9d1020f_at_alien-nt.boi.hp.com>

Dear all:

In testing v2a23, we received a message from someone using Lotus Notes as a MTA and/or MUA. There was a JPEG file attached, and when I viewed it with my MUA (Outlook98), it was properly decoded, and I was able to launch my image viewer to see it.

However, in the archive, it was an "application/octet-stream attachment" and given a name ending in ".jpg_" My browser shows this as something less interesting than an image.

With the particular settings for this archive, it should have been brought in-line, actually.

Unfortunately, I don't have the original message to see exactly what it looked like - presumably the JPEG attachment *was* encoded as an octet stream. (Different than base64, I presume?)

My question is: should hypermail have been able to process this?

I will try to preserve another sample message before it's processed into the archive, but maybe someone can recognize the issue from these clues.

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Received on Wed 21 Jul 1999 12:59:25 AM GMT

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