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garbled email

by AidanK / September 20, 2006 9:12 PM PDT

I keep receiving garbled email messages from this one friend, pages and pages of the stuff below. It seems when he sends an original message it comes through just fine but whenever he forwards a message it comes through all scrambled. My friend uses excite.com and I use Outlook Express or Gmail (it comes through the same way on both). And I'm not sure how it comes through with his other friends. Thanks

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CAAAAAkAAAAKAAAACwAAAAwAAAANAAAADgAAAA8AAAAQAAAAEQAAABIAAAAT

AAAAFAAAABUAAAAWAAAAFwAAABgAAAAZAAAAGgAAABsAAAAcAAAAHQAAAB4A

AAAfAAAAIAAAACEAAAAiAAAAIwAAACQAAAAlAAAAJgAAACcAAAAoAAAAKQAA

ACoAAAArAAAALAAAAC0AAAAuAAAALwAAADAAAAAxAAAAMgAAADMAAAA0AAAA

NQAAADYAAAA3AAAAOAAAADkAAAA6AAAAOwAAADwAAAA9AAAAPgAAAD8AAABA

AAAAQQAAAEIAAABDAAAARAAAAEUAAABGAAAARwAAAEgAAABJAAAASgAAAEsA

AABMAAAATQAAAE4AAABPAAAAUAAAAFEAAABSAAAAUwAAAFQAAABVAAAAVgAA

AFcAAABYAAAAWQAAAFoAAABbAAAAXAAAAF0AAABeAAAAXwAAAGAAAABhAAAA

YgAAAGMAAABkAAAAZQAAAGYAAABnAAAAaAAAAGkAAABqAAAAawAAAGwAAABt

AAAAbgAAAG8AAABwAAAAcQAAAHIAAABzAAAAdAAAAHUAAAB2AAAAdwAAAHgA

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Re: garbled e-mail
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2006 9:28 PM PDT
In reply to: garbled email

Daleena,

That's a big clue you tell: it's garbled in both gmail and Outlook Express.

That means that it's not a problem of you but of your friend. He (she?) should try to use another email program or repair the one he uses now. It's unlikely it's a problem with his ISP, in my opinion.
A nice test: he forwards a mail to himself and views the result in the inbox (comparing the message in the inbox with the copy in Sent Items).

I'll only reconsider my opinion if:
1. He forwards the same mail to you and a few other friends.
2. You are the only one where the mail is garbled. With all other people it's fine.
3. The same happens when he uses a different email program.
That's an easy experiment, isn't it?

You'll need to contact your friend about this!

Kees

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Thanks Kees
by AidanK / September 21, 2006 12:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: garbled e-mail

I'll try that and get back to you.

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If I am correct
by PudgyOne / September 21, 2006 7:44 PM PDT
In reply to: garbled email

your friend is possibably sending you the emails in rich text.

The setting has to be changed o send in html. If you click on the email using Outlook Express, you'll see the message and the coding of it. The pictures will be coding looking like this. Is this correct.


Rick

You may also see things like <br> and <b> in the messages.

/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD//gA7Q1JFQVRPUjogZ2QtanBlZyB2MS4wICh1c2luZyBJ
SkcgSlBFRyB2NjIpLCBxdWFsaXR5ID0gODUK/9sAQwAFAwQEBAMFBAQEBQUFBgcMCAcHBwcP
CwsJDBEPEhIRDxERExYcFxMUGhURERghGBodHR8fHxMXIiQiHiQcHh8e/9sAQwEFBQUHBgcO

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