I've read the recent posts about
on this list and think one should separate the philosophical issues from
the practical ones. Fact is
* MS products lately simly send *all* attachments with a Content-Type of
application/octet-stream, including HTML and GIF. So the issue isn't
about getting some MS specific format, like PowerPoint, right, but to
handle simple HTML text attachments !
* Some older versions of mailers, PINE for example (!), send .html files
with a content type of TEXT/PLAIN, at least with their default
To handle that I wrote a little filter, which looks for lines like
Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="welcometowix.htm"
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; name="these_gb.html"
and changes the Content-Type based on the suffix of the file name.
I wonder whether such a mapping shouldn't be included in MHonArc, either
* as integrated, configurable component
* or as a filter included in the extras/ directory.
Walter F.J. Mueller Mail: W(_dot_)F(_dot_)J(_dot_)Mueller(_at_)gsi(_dot_)de
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