Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Re: AOL & plain text
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Mon Sep 6 12:38:53 2004
References: <p06110400bd6253cef143@[]>

It is common for Outlook (and somewhat less common for Outlook Express) to 
bundle up attachments in a way that they cannot be decoded by any 
non-Microsoft program. It is possible for an expert sysadmin to change the 
Outlook configuration so that it doesn't do this any more.

MIME is the name of the format by which non-text things are placed in email 
messages. All attachments are sent in MIME.

If you'll send one to, I'll take a look at it. I check 
that mailbox only on special occasions, so let me know when you've done this.

I'm answering to the entire LUG and not just to you because this is a fairly 
common question.

> While we're on the subject:--
> I have a more or less computer illiterate friend in D.C., an AOL 
> subscriber.  Whenever I attempt to send her a Word (apologies for the bad 
> language) file, either Word 98 or Word 5.1a, I get a plaintive reply from 
> her to the effect that she couldn't open it and that AOL complained that I 
> was sending her stuff in "MIME format".
> Brian: Can you explain?
> Herb
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Replies: Reply from bladman99 at (Dan C) ([Leica] Re: AOL & plain text)
In reply to: Message from kanner at (Herbert Kanner) ([Leica] Re: AOL & plain text)