What is MIME? Recently occasional emails arrive in plain text and bunch of indiscernible text and MIME referenced. When I reply, recipient often gets numerous copies.
Many thanks for your reply. How frustrating. I'm using Outlook 2007 so sounds like this may not be limited to 2003. Guess I need to start planning for an upgrade.
It is what allows non-text to be sent in an email (non-plain text)
If your MIME encloded emails are not displayed properly (usually HTML) something is wrong with your email client or with the person who sent it to you, and it wasn't sent properly
Thanks Guru! Since I have received normal email from the same people, I assume it's me. What do you mean by my email client? Thanks again!
Mail client - what you are using to check/see your emails
Webmail? Outlook? Thunderbird? Mac Mail? Are some examples.
Outlook. Message format setting indicates HTML. I'll keep sleuthing. Thanks again!
I believe you are experiencing the problem of receiving messages, usually from the same persons, that have MIME in the visible part of the message. Other people's emails are working proper.
We have experienced this same problem for over a year now, and seems to be traceable back to a specific date, and assumed cause - a mail server upgrade. We have identified three organizations where one day emails started coming in MIME format, and over time there are more and more.
So far, the problem only exists for us in Outlook. When looking at the affected emails on Webmail, or other mail clients there is no issue - the emails are proper. We use Outlook 2003.
Much searching for the problem has been done, and we find no one commenting about this problem until now, and certainly no solutions or explanations of what causes the problem. A hard problem to search for as "email" and "mime" are extremely common terms resulting in mostly irrelevant results.
At present, we are suffering with the problem as we have no solution. Since Office 2003 is out of support now, we know that Microsoft will simply say buy a new version. We also believe this would solve the problem. The cost to do this is too high for the (still few incoming emails) problem at hand.
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