On Wed, 04 Apr 2001, you wrote: > On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Philip Newton wrote: > > Unfortunately, while the disclaimer came out fine, my mailer (MS Outlook) > > displayed the real "body" (with your message) as an attachment. > > It started > > begin 777 RE: > > so it was uuencoded. And therefore, for once, LookOut was correct. > > MBM but surely the headers should have declared it as multipart mime encoded and declared content boundary separators? .. or ar those optional ..and if so how to you tell the difference between plain text begin 777 RE: and an attachment? the headers indicate that the message is just plain text AFAICT .. so my mailer just displays it as text .. Outlook has this problem .. it just slaps attacments into the middle of messages with no hint of whats about to happen in the headers .. presumably Outlook just spots the identifier begin 777 and starts decoding .. the rest of the planet, quite correctly thinks its text hmmm does that mean if I type : begin 777 wibble M>here is some really interesting stuff that outlook wont see end he he he ... -- Robin Szemeti The box said "requires windows 95 or better" So I installed Linux!