This needs to be given some attention in the IETF...\Stef
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 11:25:45 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
From: Frode Greisen <Frode(_dot_)Greisen(_at_)ebone(_dot_)net>
To: David Farber <farber(_at_)cis(_dot_)upenn(_dot_)edu>
Using Pine as my mailer I found Microsoft XP outlook users could not read
my attachments. We found this was due to a bug in Microsoft's Outlook XP
mail user agent. Other non-MS mailers may have seen similar problems.
As of this writing, Microsoft has acknowledged the bug but has not added
it to the Knowledge Base. We have been told that there will be a
post-SP1 hotfix for Outlook XP. This particular bug has bug fix number
OfficeQFE:4781. The nature of the bug is that messages with attachments
which contain a Content-ID header (which standard Pine attachments do)
do not show the attachment indicator (a paperclip) when viewed with
Outlook XP. So the user has no indication that the message contains an
Pine has produced an option to remove the content-id header which is
part of the Mime specification but which is probably not much used.
The problem is that due to the Market share of Microsoft an error in a
Microsoft program may force non-Microsoft users to make changes, and
possibly also imply a loss of mail functionality.
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