Munged attachment names (again?)

From: Tom von Alten <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:35:39 -0700 (MST)
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With 2b27 under test, I was dismayed to see an attachment come through with a damaged name. Apparently the MTA (Lotus Notes) had lost the "Excel" identification and says it's an octet stream, but the unquoted filename in the mime header for the attachment was changed from




That is, the first character was chopped, and a '_' character was appended. Is a filename in a MIME header required to be quoted? Even if it is, at least one major MTA violates that rule, and hypermail should probably accomodate the error.

Looking at the email with Outlook97, I can't tell what the line ending was; looks like it would have been a newline...

Any ideas why this should be happening?


Tom von Alten

Not a statment of Hewlett-Packard Co. Received on Tue 30 Nov 1999 01:46:54 AM GMT

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