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Re: About oracle-l: some odd combinations of characters

From: Mladen Gogala <mladen_at_wangtrading.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:06:34 -0500
Message-ID: <20040130140634.GA6969@mladen.wangtrading.com>


On 01/30/2004 08:41:36 AM, "Thater, William" wrote:
> Mladen Gogala scribbled on the wall in glitter crayon:
>
> > On 01/29/2004 05:37:01 PM, Barbara Baker wrote:
> >> I'm definitely NOT using Outlook, and I see the same thing.
> >>
> >> Never noticed it in any of the fatcity messages.
> >
> > You don't have to use it. When the mail server reads a message
> written
> > in a windows character set, it writes a character like that. The
> > problem is the original message encoded in "codepage" character
> set,
> > not an ISO or ASCII. Freelists.org probably have software that
> doesn't
> > speak UTF-8.
>
> hmmmmm... well i am using Outlook and the options are locked down so
> i
> can't
> change them [let's not go there Ok?] so lets see if this message has
> those
> characters in them. now i won't see them because i wrote it but
> maybe
> someone else will. BTW, this is in the plain text editor.
>

Bill, this is your header:

X-Mailer:	Internet Mail Service (5.5.2657.72)
X-Scanned-By:	MIMEDefang 2.39
X-archive-position:	406
X-ecartis-version:	Ecartis v1.0.0
Errors-To:	oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org
X-original-sender:	William.Thater_at_carrier.utc.com
Precedence:	normal
X-list:	oracle-l

The problem is in "MIMEEDefang" part which essentially rewrites your email and adds "freelists.org" headers and trailers. I've changed my language so that you should see some of those nasty characters:

What I've entered are diacritical characters from my own language. I'm not sure what will it look like.



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