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Re: Losing eol character using MIME::Lite

by marto (Cardinal)
on Dec 09, 2017 at 10:14 UTC ( [id://1205215]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Losing eol character using MIME::Lite

Is the client Microsoft outlook? If so I have seen similar problems is modern versions, for example. At work I've eve seen it display a message stating that lines had been stripped, with a 'click here to view original' option, somewhere in that awful mess of a UI they now have. Most of our emails are sent from perl on Solaris via MIME::Lite.

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Re^2: Losing eol character using MIME::Lite
by cbeckley (Curate) on Dec 09, 2017 at 14:38 UTC

    Yes, it is Outlook, and Outlook is the culprit.

    Is there a MIME type that will instruct Outlook not to play games with the content?

    Thanks,
    cbeckley

      Yes, I have had the same problem with Outlook deciding to remove EOL characters. There may be an easier or better solution (and I would be interested to know), but we ended up specifying HTML content. And that works (even though the Outlook HTML renderer is not exactly the best).

        Just a guess: As far as I remember, network line endings should generally be CR+LF. (See, for example, RFC5322.) When using "\n" on Unix, this generates just the LF, not CR+LF (unless MIME::Lite replaces "\n" with CR+LF). So Outlook may actually behave correct according to the letters of the RFC in refusing to accept anything but CR+LF as a line break. Yes, it's stupid, and I would expect nothing else from Outlook.

        Try replacing "\n" with "\r\n" in the message body.

        Alexander

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        Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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