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Encoding anomaly in email from forum

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:06 am
by kingfisher
This has only occurred once and that today. Changing the encoding to utf-8 changed the display but it was just as unintelligible :

utf-email.png

Re: Encoding anomaly in email from forum

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:33 am
by RoryOF
I think it is just a corrupted mail message. If you look at the Forum reply from Kramy, which is (I think) the original of this, the third seventh and fourteenth chars should be a space; in your screenshot, these are not consistent, as they ought be if it were merely an encoding problem. I think it has lost a bit or had some bits added in the course of transmission.

Re: Encoding anomaly in email from forum

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:26 pm
by acknak
As far as I remember, email messages are supposed to be plain 7-bit ascii, always.

So you should be able to view the raw message ("view source") and see what's happening.

Re: Encoding anomaly in email from forum

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:37 pm
by kingfisher
Thanks. I am using Yahoo web mail for the forum and the closest it has to "view source" is "view full header" from which I get :

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:10:26 +0000
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


The option closest to ASCII 7-bit is 'ASCII'.