[Users] "blank" messages

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Sun Aug 26 13:56:36 CEST 2012

On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:06:39 -0400
Charles A Edwards wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:30:51 -0400
> David Relson wrote:
> > Periodically I receive emails that appear to be blank, i.e. Claws
> > shows the headers but not message text.  Evidently this happens
> > because the message is all "text/html" and the "text/plain" section
> > is empty.
> > 
> > When I reply to such a message, the text (html) appears.
> > 
> > What setting do I need to change to see the text when just opening
> > the message?
> At present you can not unless you wish to changes your settings to
> where ALL html is auto displayed using one of the plugins which you
> probably do not wish to do.
> I, on occasion, also get the 'blank' mail.
> If it is something I wish to view I either click on the html icon and
> view it with a plugin or open it in a firefox.
> If you look at the code for the 'blank' email you will probably see
> that it is: 
> <HTML xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> rather than the more often used
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTMLxxx Transitional//EN">
>     Charles

Hi Charles,

Good to hear from you again.  We go back a ways, eh?

The 'blank' email doesn't have the 'xmlns' you surmised.  Below are the
first few lines.



Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Content-Type: text/html
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html>

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