RE: octet-stream attachment

From: Eric Stewart <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 13:18:52 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.02A.9908031311270.2417-100000_at_dudley>

	Let me pipe in here for just a sec:
	I have come across at least one email message where the original
sender sent it (I think) only in HTML. Pine was smart enough to deal with it appropriately, *but* it displayed a note saying something to the effect of:

[Inline message moved to attachment <whatever>]

        So the Disposition thing might be different (unless what I saw was a hallucination, which, if my allergies were bad that day, could have been the case).

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Tom von Alten wrote:

> Thanks, Daniel. I'm not sure I made myself clear...
> I wrote:
> >> It's still misconfigured in that the jpeg should be better
> >> identified from the sender than "application/octet-stream
> >> attachment" (imho - so I can inline the images the way I want to).
> You responded:
> > I understand your wish for this to happen. Yet, should
> > hypermail use the content-type from the mail or should it try to
> > use the extensions to guess what kind of content the files are?
> Yes, hypermail should. "It" in my first sentence referred to the
> sending Lotus Notes system, not hypermail.
> I am a bit confused about another part of what you wrote, though:
> >> Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=grab002.JPG
> >
> > It is _not_ meant to be inlined, as the "attachment" keyword suggests
> > otherwise. Not that hypermail actually cares about that
> > keyword at this moment, if I recall correctly.
> Wouldn't attached images *always* say disposition = attachment?
> Hypermail has the useful option of putting images in-line if desired,
> which overrides what makes sense in a mail context, but not
> necessarily in an archival / HTML context. I'd vote to keep this
> feature as an option!

Eric A. Stewart - Network Administrator -

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