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Re: Any chance of getting gnus to handle mime attachments?


From: Ed Hartnett
Subject: Re: Any chance of getting gnus to handle mime attachments?
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 09:12:06 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Karl Kleinpaste <address@hidden> writes:

> Ed Hartnett <address@hidden> writes:
>> How do I get gnus to handle mime attachments?
>> For example, I get email like the following. What do I do with it?
>
> For starters, you'll have to put some context around the concept
> "can't handle."  This is akin to one of my computer-illiterate friends
> saying, "My computer isn't working," to which my first sarcastic
> response is, "Plug it in and turn it on."  That is, if you won't tell
> us which of the 31,264,388 things that might possibly go wrong with a
> computer is currently troubling you, we can't possibly help you, so
> we'll start you at the bottom level and work up.
>
> When Gnus gained native MIME comprehension some years ago, Lars was so
> careful about it that he, and the Gnus development mailing list folks,
> managed to find a half dozen or more bugs in other mail clients
> because those clients didn't follow the spec properly.
>
> Gnus does MIME.  In fact, Gnus does MIME just about as well as any
> other mail/news program out there.  Tell us _specifically_ what Gnus
> is doing wrong, and we'll see if it's a bona fide bug, or a
> configuration problem on your part, or confusion over what's
> happening, or something else entirely.
>
> Bugs are found all the time.  Maybe you've tripped over a new one.
> That said, Gnus' MIME handling is pretty much second to none.
>
> --karl


I get a mime message. It looks like this:

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_RTV6YGPT0A6RG9PMMD0TK2F2
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
        boundary="----=_NextPart_VVQY6VL4U8EJT0IS0DPWS595"


------=_NextPart_VVQY6VL4U8EJT0IS0DPWS595
Content-Type: text/plain;
        charset="gb2312"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
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etc...


What do I do to get gnus to do something with this?

Thanks,

Ed

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