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Non-txt email attachments don't work


Non-txt email attachments don't work

I am using the latest release of the OpenVMS Alpha Sea Monkey browser and E-mail client and I have noticed that files that have an extension other than .txt do not get sent properly as attachments to E-mails that I send. What ends up happening is that the text of the E-mail to which I attached the files becomes the contents of the attachments. When composing the E-mail message, there is no error indication when selecting the non-text files (i.e. the selected files show up in the attachments list as you would expect). The attachments just don't seem to be sent correctly when the E-mail client generates the output stream for the E-mail.

Has anyone gotten this to work? Is there some configuration of MIME types required somewhere in order to get non-txt attachments to be properly formed in the resulting E-mail stream?

Thanks in advance for any wisdom.

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Non-txt email attachments don't work

I've never tried SWB for e-mail before, but
it seems to work (that is, fail) for me as it
does for you.

Around here:

alp $ tcpip show version

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V5.6 - ECO 4
on a COMPAQ Professional Workstation XP1000 running OpenVMS V8.3

SWB 1.1.12

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; OpenVMS COMPAQ_Professional_Workstation; en-US; rv: Gecko/20081029 SeaMonkey/1.1.12
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Non-txt email attachments don't work

On the bright side, "Netscape Navigator TM
Gold Version 3.03" still can do it.

Of course, "MIME Version: V1.93" is still
junk, not preserving file name case
('filename="vv.c"' was extracted as
"VV.C;1"), and leaving "MIME$_xxx"
temporary-file clutter. But I digress.