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Re: [Nmh-workers] NMH Work-arounds for Exchange server mangling (OT???)

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] NMH Work-arounds for Exchange server mangling (OT???)
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:38:33 -0400

>The Exchange server alters uuencoded content by changing
>text/plain into the MS version of quoted printable text, with
>"=3D" in place of "=", etc.  That made shar files (shell scripts)
>fail badly after transiting through that email path.

I was thinking that you really meant "base 64" instead of uuencode
... until you mentioned shar files.  My next thought was, "People
still use shar files?!??!".

So, some suggestions for you, in no particular order.

- Maybe putting a Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit would help on your
  attachents?  Unfortunately we can't specify the CTE in nmh (but it's
  something I always wanted to add); you'd have to add it to the draft
- Maybe a Content-Disposition of inline would work?  You CAN set that via
  mhbuild directives.
- Maybe a Content-Type of application/octet-stream would work?  If you want
  to do that via nmh-attachment ... from what I remember it looks those up
  via suffixes that are listed via the normal mhn mechanism (mhn.defaults).
  Hm, I see that files that end in .sh will be sent via application/x-sh;
  maybe that would work?


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