steve_stallings is now known as steves_logging
fsck it.. has anyone had reliability issues with email attachements?
what do you mean?
keep having issues with files getting corrupted on the way
mostly jpeg's and pdf's
oh you mean in general, not just at sourceforge or something? certainly no, I've never seen that.
no idea how to even attempt to debug it :/
alex_joni: memtest ;-)
tried switching antivir programs, switch them off
are you using microsoft products for mail client or server?
look at the SMTP headers and see if you can find a pattern based on routing
client, but recently changed to thunderbird
unless you suspect the MUA, in which case you could try changing it
SWPadnos: those are emails going to various customers
some with yahoo addies, some with proprietary, etc
so the customer might be screwing it up? or do they all report the same problem?
cradek: some of them report they can't open files
put a url in the email - image attachments are obnoxious anyway
all sent through your exchange server?
one reported today he can't open one of the two jpegs
(really, I'm serious)
SWPadnos: no exchange server
most people I interact with don't use yahoo/hotmail/etc so there might be a general problem - I might not know about it
are you sure you are sending the right content-type?
I mean I did find a problem related to encoding
for some files (pdf and word) the MUA decided to encode them as charset-printable instead of base64
send as attachments rather than inline
and charset-printable then got 0D 0A conversions to 0A (line ending conversion)
but you can't send a pdf or word document inline...
which fscked the file..
cradek is right, this only happens to attachements
yeah quoted-printable is bad news for binary files (duh)
what MUA did that?
cradek: yeah, tell that MSOE
Outlook Express ;)
it supposedly looks at the file content, and decides based on chars it's mostly text
if the destination MUA is also Outlook Express/Outlook it's no problem
but yahoo and gmail decide they want to be smart and do line-ending conversions
heh, but that's not how email works...
zip the attachments first :)
cradek: supposedly that's how it works nowadays
but today I sent two almost identical images, both scanned using GIMP
one got through ok, the other one didn't