[kde-linux] Strange phenomenon with KMail, MS Exchange, MS Outlook

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Fri Mar 12 18:08:00 UTC 2010

Alexander Harrowell posted on Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:28:42 +0000 as

> MS Outlook's weird behaviour with in-line quoting is well known, but I
> haven't seen any comment on how it renders *incoming* mail containing
> in-line quotes. For the record, I've had complaints from MSOutlook users
> that e-mail I send with in-line quotes is misrendered.

This isn't likely to directly help, but you can use the view-source 
function (default hotkey: "v") on any message, including those in the
sent-mail folder, to see the raw ASCII text as kmail sent it.

Now I don't to HTML mail so I've no idea on it, but the "plain text" 
format should be pretty much just that, MIME based parts where there's 
attachments, etc.  If outlook or exchange is screwing that, well... 
<shrug> tell people to use a properly RFC compliant mail client.

But the point is, you can see the raw message kmail sent.  Most mail 
servers, clients and MTAs should have a similar option, if only for 
debugging.  Thus, you /should/ be able to trace the raw state email thru 
the various processing and see where things are screwing up.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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