GURUS: Attachment types - how does this work?

Hi people,

I am using Balsa 1.4.2 .

Question 1:

I got an Excel spreadsheet from someone and the header had:

Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="Bnkjul02.xls";
  x-mac-type="584C5334"; x-mac-creator="5843454C"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Bnkjul02.xls"

When I look at the attachment icon it confirms the 
"application/octet-stream" type and does not recognise it as an Excel 

I sent myself an Excel spreadsheet and that header has:

Content-Type: application/
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="bcs_bcb.xls"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

This is correctly recognised as an Excel spreadsheet and prompts me to 
open it with Star Office.

The first mail was sent with Eudora on Windows the second with Balsa of 

Why is the first not recognised as an Excel spreadsheet?

Question 2:

I didn't get an answer when I posted this before so I'm trying again:  
How can I manually edit Gnome config files (RH 7.3/8.0) to specify 
particular applications (eg xpdf) for particular attachments (eg *.pdf 
files)?  I can't run the Gnome desktop on these user's X terminals.


Philip Rhoades

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