Re: [Evolution] Bizarre problem with attachments
- From: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>
- To: Mathieu Masse <mathieu_masse sympatico ca>
- Cc: Bob James <bob james charter net>, Evolution List <evolution lists ximian com>
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] Bizarre problem with attachments
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 20:04:24 -0400
please note that the part boundary has changed as has the order of the
headers. this means that somewhere along the lines, the message was
altered by another program.
this is not an evolution problem.
On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 19:53, Mathieu Masse wrote:
Well I spoke to my friend and he always sets up is computer showing the
extensions. One thing that confirms this is that if he save the
attchement to hd, the file icon does show nothing, meaning for example
with the pdf, he does get the acrobat icon. Seems like this is another
problem. One thing he did is forwarded me back one of my mail and if I
look at the mail source the attachement does not have an extension. see
This is what I sent:
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=temp.zip
Content-Type: application/zip; name=temp.zip
And this is what I got after he forwarded it back
Content-Type: application/zip; name="temp"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="temp"
Any help would be appreciated, just to let you guys know I will try
the same thing with different people.
On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 09:59, Bob James wrote:
On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 07:53, Andy McMullin wrote:
Yup. One of the options with Windows 2000 (and XP) is to NOT display
known file extensions. If your friend turned that option on, then he
won't see the ".pdf" or ".doc".
He actually doesn't need to turn it on. It's the default behavior for a
Win2K (or frankly, for a Win9X) installation. You have to explicitly
turn it OFF.
When he adds the extension manually, he actually ends up with a file
called "xxxxx.pdf.pdf" and the system hides the second one.
Which is precisely why it should be turned off, **always**. This is how
the "I Love You" virus worked. Attached to the email was a file that
looked like "iloveyou.txt", but was actually "iloveyou.txt.vbs", a
Visual Basic script. The default behavior of Windows hid the real
extension, fooling recipients into believing they were merely openning a
Ask him to go into tools -> folder options -> view, and then untick the
box "Hide file extensions for known file types".
That won't do; the default, again, is for changes to that option to
apply only to the folder he's viewing. He must perform the action you
suggested, then apply it, *then* click the "Like Current Folder" button
at the top of the dialog box. Once he accepts the message that follows,
it will be properly set.
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