[Users] yahoo's garbage

Pierre Fortin pf at pfortin.com
Sat Oct 12 01:39:56 CEST 2013

On Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:31:58 +0100 Sharon Kimble wrote:

>I'm seeing lots of emails like this over the last week - 
>Subject: [wikidPad] Technique or plugin to get word counts?
>Date: 11 Oct 2013 15:01:32 -0700
>Reply-To: wikidPad at yahoogroups.com
>Sender: wikidPad at yahoogroups.com
>X-Mailer: Yahoo Groups Message Poster
>which, if you click the text/html icon to the right of claws-mail, you
>get the html version of the email which was previously covered up by
>garbage! This is what that email actually said -
>Is there a way to get the word counts for a particular article? I've
>been through all the menus and haven't seen anything.
>The commonality is that all the emails are coming through from 'yahoo
>groups'. This seems to have started about the time that yahoo changed
>its desktop display. So, is it possible to have a new plugin, which will
>convert the garbage into [A] plain text, or [B] html please?

It's just base64 encoding.  Paul answered a similar question in 2009:

It may be possible to write an filter/action/script to "fix" the message;
but there may be more convolutions than is worth dealing with...


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