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Subject: Re: Hotmail rendering of 7bit messages
From: Omar Thameen <omar @ westside . urbanblight . com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 19:03:23 -0400
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <20041014183037 . GA98595 @ biglist . com>
References: <20041014183037 . GA98595 @ biglist . com>
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If anyone cares, the problem was that the signature delimiting string
that we were using, "--+--" , was causing Hotmail display the message
with 7bit encoded characters, regardless the encoding defined in the
message headers.

Omar

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 02:30:37PM -0400, Omar Thameen wrote:
> Just today, we've gotten a couple reports from list owners about
> Hotmail not displaying certain messages properly.
> 
> We've determined that this happens with text/plain messages which
> are 7bit encoded, the symptoms being the display of characters
> like "+ADw-".  If you reload the page, about 50% of the time it
> displays properly.


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