MIME garbage in comp.protocols.dns.bind
schulz at adi.com
Fri Dec 12 18:19:09 UTC 2008
In article <ghtmfl$2rcj$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
Sam Wilson <Sam.Wilson at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>In article <ghtjng$2pdi$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
> Barry Margolin <barmar at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Does anyone still read this list via the comp.protocols.dns.bind Usenet
>> gateway? I do, and ever since the web site and mailing list revamp last
>> month, it has been a real PITA. About 1/3 of the messages in the group
>> have all sorts of MIME garbage in the body of the messages. The problem
>> appears to be that the "Content-type: multipart/alternative" header line
>> is being stripped from the header by the gateway; actually, it ends up
>> in the body of the message. As a result, my newsreader doesn't
>> recognize that the message is multipart, and shows all the pieces
>> You can see the same thing if you view the messages in Google Groups, so
>> it's not just my news provider (Motzarella) or newsreader
>> (MT-Newswatcher). The old mail-to-news gateway either got this right or
>> extracted the plain text alternative before forwarding.
>> I sent mail to bind-users-request a few weeks ago, but got no response.
>> Is this bugging anyone else but me?
>Yes, it's bugging me. I use MT-Newswatcher (Mac OS X) and whilst I can
>cope with the multipart/alternative hassle (just stop reading where it
>turns into HTML - see ) the ones that really annoy me are the base64
>encoded messages like .
>I'm clearly less conscientious than Barry - I haven't complained before
> <news:ghs3de$1f87$1 at sf1.isc.org>
> <news:ghtbae$2er0$1 at sf1.isc.org>
I was wondering what was going on. Some messages are just base64 and are
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