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Re: text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

 
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Paul Gerke
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text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

I have fixed this before, but don't remember how. After upgrading from 11.0 to 11.11, a text message is now showing up as an attachment in Outlook with the following explanation: "This message uses a character set that is not supported by the Internet Service."

It seems the fix was changing something from roman8 to us-ascii, but I don't remember where.
Paul
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Christian Schulze
Regular Advisor
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Re: text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

Hi Paul,

I use mailx with the -m Option

Example:
cat /etc/hosts | mailx -m -s "Test-Mail" you@your-company.com


Christian
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

Hello,

you may
1)
follow Christian's advise and use -m for the mailx command or
2)
edit $HOME/.mailrc for the respective users and use "set encoding=usascii" or
3) you edit the system default /usr/share/lib/mailrc file

personally I would use option 1 rather than 2, but never 3

just my 0.02$

Regards
Bernhard
Brian K. Arnholt
Frequent Advisor

Re: text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

Paul,

To fix this, edit the sendmail.cf file in /etc/mail. The line you want to edit is the default character set (I simply commented it out):


# default character set
#O DefaultCharSet=iso-8859-1

Good luck,

Brian
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harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: text e-mailed from HP-UX becomes an attachment

Paul,

What are you using to send mail and HOW are you using it?

Is it possibly just an OUTLOSS configuration?

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harry
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