[Users] ASCII text attachments

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Thu Dec 10 10:42:06 CET 2015

On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:54:04 +0100
Alberto Girlando <alberto.girlando at unipr.it> wrote: 

> I have sent an e-mail with a *.txt attachment
> (well, the extension was not *.txt but
> in any case was an ASCII file). Now the attachment
> was included in the mail, and with 64 encoding,
> so it was unreadable. I found the way to
> have it readable, by imposing an other encoding.

Use 7bit or 8bit encoding, line length less than 1000 characters.

> But in any case the the attachment was embedded in the mail,
> which is very inconvenient as the file is
> made to be read by an appropriate program.

An attachment is never embedded in the mail, it's always an

> I googled around, and made several trials, looking
> at the possibility of changing something in the
> preferences, but found nothing. Other attachments formats, like
> libre office or pdf, are OK. Why ASCII by default are considered
> part of the mail ? 

They are not.

with regards


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