Message with attachments shows up totally empty.
simon.brady at otago.ac.nz
Mon Jun 2 21:43:24 EDT 2003
On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Mark London wrote:
> Using the latest version of cyrus, one of our users received a message
> with several attachments. Using different mail clients, they all show
> only the header of the message, no body or attachments, even though they
> are there (the person was able to forward the message to others,
> including themselves). Squirrelmail displays it without a problem. Is
> this a known problem, and if not, is there anything I can do to help
> debug the source of the problem (i.e. turning on a debug switch?)
This is almost certainly a client issue - my guess would be the sending
software is munging the MIME structure of the message (Eudora is
notorious for this). The best way to isolate the culprit is to cat the
raw message in the server's spool directory - look for the MIME
Content-Type header at the top of the message, e.g.
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="--rhubarbrhubarbrhubarb--"
then check the individual parts, each of which should start with the
above boundary string followed by its own header info:
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="attached.html"
You'll need to consult the MIME spec (RFC2045) if you want all the gory
details, but even a cursory look at the raw message should give you an
idea of what's coming through.
Simon Brady mailto:simon.brady at otago.ac.nz
ITS Technical Services
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
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