[RCD] mime problem - excel file as text/plain

till klimpong at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 01:30:25 CET 2009


On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Balazs Horvath
<balazs.horvath at weboor.net> wrote:
>
>
> till, 09.01.13 19:12:
>
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Balazs Horvath
> <balazs.horvath at weboor.net> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> today I met this problem:
>
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8";
>  name*="UTF-8''Rendel%C3%A9sek da Vincire legfrissebb.xls";
> Content-Disposition: attachment;
>  filename*="UTF-8''Rendel%C3%A9sek da Vincire legfrissebb.xls";
>
> Do you know about this one?
>
> There was a conversation about MIME problems around september.
> Thomas Bruederli mentioned switching to SwiftMail in this conversation,
> and also earlier when there were problems about SMTP handling.
>
> Do you plan to switch to SwiftMail or did anybody take a deep look into it?
>
>
> Bye,
> Balazs
>
>
> I'd rather not. ;-)
>
> Do you know if you are using the fileinfo extension to "guess" the
> mimetype? Like, is it installed on your server (check in phpinfo()).
> Also, can you double-check the message source and let us know what the
> attachment is sent with?
>
> Till
>
>
>
> Thanks Till!
> It took quite long but I convinced the sysadmin to install fileinfo. This
> solved
> the problem. I think this info should be included in the INSTALL file just
> after
> - libiconv (recommended)
> - fileinfo (recommended)
>
> I double checked the message source and it was sent with "text/plain"
>
> Balazs
>

Balazs,

I'm glad it's working for you. I'm CC'ing the list, so others can use
this solution as well.

RE: libiconv -- it should be enabled in most PHP installs nowadays.
I'm gonna see about our installer and the docs. :-)

Thank you,
Till
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