IMAP doesn't like HTML formatting (resend after subject line error)
michael at espersunited.com
Thu Jul 15 14:53:29 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 09:51, Michael Sullivan wrote:
> Here is the header for todays Garfield comic strip:
> Return-Path: <48813204_22302_619 at news.gophercentral.com>
> Received: from mail2.gophercentral.com (mail2.gophercentral.com
> [220.127.116.11]) by bullet.espersunited.com (8.12.10/8.12.10) with SMTP
> id i6F7YN8S003761 for <michael at espersunited.com>; Thu, 15 Jul 2004
> 02:34:24 -0500
> Received: from news.gophercentral.com (news.gophercentral.com by
> mail2.gophercentral.com (listd1.1) with SMTP id 48813204_22302_619 for
> <michael at espersunited.com>; Thu, 15 Jul 2004 02:30:39 -0500
> Message-Id: <48813204_22302_619 at news.gophercentral.com>
> Subject: Garfield - Tree Frogs
> From: Garfield <listmanager at gophercentral.com>
> Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 02:30:39 -0500
> To: michael at espersunited.com <michael at espersunited.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
> X-Evolution-Source: imap://email@example.com/
> I think I see the problem. The Content-Type is listed as text/plain.
> It should probably be text/html. Is there anything I can do about it on
> my end?
> > Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 22:45:28 -0400
> > From: Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at courier-mta.com>
> > Subject: Re: IMAP doesn't like HTML formatting
> > To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> > Message-ID:
> > <cone.1089859528.149429.15900.500 at commodore.email-scan.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> > Michael Sullivan writes:
> > > I recently switched my email account on my espersunited.com server from
> > > POP to IMAP (POP is still supported, I think, but I prefer IMAP because
> > > I have access to all my folders and mail wherever I am and not just on
> > > my home computer.) I am subscribed to a couple of mailing lists that
> > > send out daily comic strips in HTML format. When they come in though,
> > > all I see is the code because it isn't being displayed properly. How do
> > > I get it to display HTML properly? I know you'll ask what IMAP server
> > > I'm using, but I'm not really sure. How do I check?
> > telnet mail.espersunited.com 143
> > Trying 18.104.22.168â¦
> > Connected to mail.espersunited.com.
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN] bullet.espersunited.com IMAP4rev1 2003.338rh at Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:41:04 -0500 (CDT)
> > This is the UW-IMAP server.
> > If you post some sample raw headers from the messages in question, someone
> > here who's knowledgeable on this topic will explain to you why the messages
> > in questions are not formatted correctly.
> > When using POP3, your mail client is responsible for decoding messages.
> > When using IMAP, the IMAP server is mostly responsible.
> > It's likely that the messages in question are not correctly formatted. Your
> > mail client happens to decode them, but the UW-IMAP is more strict, and
> > refuses to do so. In either case, the problem will be with the sender's
> > software.
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