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Mime mail in RMAIL under WinME


From: Craig Smilovitz
Subject: Mime mail in RMAIL under WinME
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 09:48:16 -0500

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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i386-msvc-windows98.3000)
 of 2001-10-22 on buffy
configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: enu
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

When running the command rm (readmail), the system is not
processing MIME encoded messages correctly.  This only 
happens on WinME-hosted v21.1.1.  It's fine on Unix hosted
20.7.1

Under both systems, what I see in emacs after rm is the same 
- the ASCII text including all MIME commands as text (eg 
"content-type" and tons of junk-looking ASCII that is the 
encoding for gifs and the like).  I assume this is the way
things are supposed to be.

The problem happens when I rmail-resend the message and then attempt
to read the resent message on a MIME-enabled mail reader (such as
Netscape).  After Unix-based emacs 20.7.1 rmail-resend, this is fine
and netscape interprets all the MIME commands and converts them into
the appropriate items (clickable links, etc).

After I run rm on WinME-based 21.1.1 and rmail-resend, my netscape
reads the resent mail as all text, showing me all the MIME commands as
text.  Rmail-resend did not have the transparency it should have had.

(ps.  Ignore the recent input below)

Craig Smilovitz
address@hidden

Recent input:
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <down> 
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> SPC <escape> 
x s e n SPC <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> C-g 
SPC n <escape> x r e p o SPC r t SPC e m SPC b SPC 
<return>

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