At 15:27 10.11.2002, Oliver Witt said:
>I had it set like this:
>$fp = fopen($file, "r");
>$contents = fread($fp, $file_size);
>$encoded_file = chunk_split(base64_encode($contents));
> ...
>$body.= "\n\n--Message-Boundary\n";
>$body.= "Content-type: $file_type; name=\"$file_name\"\n";
>$body.= "Content-Transfer-Encoding: PLAINTEXT\n";
>$body.= "Content-disposition: attachment; filename=\"$file_name\"\n\n";
>$body.= "$encoded_file\n";
>$body.= "--Message-Boundary--\n";

You must not give PLAINTEXT as encoding when you have it base64... use:
        Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

BTW, "PLAINTEXT" is not a MIME recognized encoding type. Excerpt from RFC2045:

5.2. Content-Type Defaults
Default RFC 822 messages without a MIME Content-Type header are taken
by this protocol to be plain text in the US-ASCII character set,
which can be explicitly specified as:

        Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

This default is assumed if no Content-Type header field is specified.
It is also recommend that this default be assumed when a
syntactically invalid Content-Type header field is encountered. In
the presence of a MIME-Version header field and the absence of any
Content-Type header field, a receiving User Agent can also assume
that plain US-ASCII text was the sender's intent. Plain US-ASCII
text may still be assumed in the absence of a MIME-Version or the
presence of an syntactically invalid Content-Type header field, but
the sender's intent might have been otherwise. 

6.1. Content-Transfer-Encoding Syntax
The Content-Transfer-Encoding field's value is a single token
specifying the type of encoding, as enumerated below. Formally: 

        encoding := "Content-Transfer-Encoding" ":" mechanism

        mechanism := "7bit" / "8bit" / "binary" / 
                     "quoted-printable" / "base64" /
                     ietf-token / x-token

These values are not case sensitive -- Base64 and BASE64 and bAsE64
are all equivalent. An encoding type of 7BIT requires that the body
is already in a 7bit mail-ready representation. This is the default
value -- that is, "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT" is assumed if the
Content-Transfer-Encoding header field is not present. 

Therefore, for plaintext headings you should use
        Content-type: text/plain
        Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit (or 8bit, depends)

   >O     Ernest E. Vogelsinger
   (\)    ICQ #13394035

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