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suegy

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Sometimes when I get or receive a forwarded email, the actual message is all mixed up in between a group of symbols and other garbled letters, numbers, etc. What causes that and is there anything to do about it? Someone else asked me this and she thinks it has something to do with the internet provider - i.e. Verizon - I told her I didn't think that was the problem.

Can you provide any insight?

Thank You!!
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Major Payne

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May be the MIME settings:

MIME
Multipart Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
<email></email>
Handling of PGP/MIME signed messages


It may just an incorrect setting in your mail client.

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I looked at all the sites you sent, but I don't understand them exactly. How can this setting be fixed so the emails can be read?
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could you post a screenshot of one of the garbled ones...
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Nearest I can figure out is that images are being sent as text (base64?) with the normal text of email. may need to change the MIME type.

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This occasionally happens when people send emails from phones and other portable devices that go throughout different servers although that does not seem likely - of course it may be of interest.
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I've sent hundreds of images via cell phone email and never had that problem. Some of the problems probably depends on how the email client is set up as my sister was getting them like this from other sister until I went over and straightened it out. Also, a friend of mine was constantly sending me emails with images and they were all "text" (base64 encoded/ascii) until I mentioned what he might have to do. No problems since.

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Ron,
You say you straightened your friend out...how did you do that?

I also receive images as text from one particular sender. This happens to her emails not everytime but about 90% of the time. (Making it even more confusing) She is using Outlook Express to send and I am using Outlook to receive.

Please advise.
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