[ngw] text file getting corrupted by GWIA

Jon Dustin jdustin at usm.maine.edu
Wed Jan 21 16:40:54 UTC 2009

>>> On 1/20/2009 at 4:35 PM, in message <49764700.4A5 : 3 : 25765>,
"Holly Newman"
<Holly.Newman at KJMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I'm not quite sure how to answer that.  I can open it in Notepad
> it's sent to my outside account and it's clear text.  But when I open
> from my internal account, it's gibberish. Like this:
> ††††††††††††††††††删偅剏⁔位呎㩈†䕄䕃䉍剅†††††††††††††††††††单剅›呗਍䌠单
> Holly
>>>> Gert <gwcheck at gmail.com> 01/20/2009 1:15 PM >>>
> what format is the txt file from the as400 ? ascii ? 
> Gert
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> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Holly Newman
<Holly.Newman at kjmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hello -
> I have a user that gets a regular report from one of our customers.
> This file is just a text file that is produced by his AS400. 
> it is getting whacked and is unreadable by the time it gets into our
> system.  I had him send a copy to my outside e-mail address and it
> through fine.  My user reports that this has never worked correctly,
> it's not something that broke with GW8.
> Does anybody have any idea where I should start?  I'm guessing it's
> MIME thing, but I really have no idea.

I think you are spot-on about MIME. My first thought would be the
AS/400 is SAYING it is encoding a mime-part, but ACTUALLY sending
clear-text (or something else to that effect).

If you want to send me the full message (with headers) that arrived to
your external box, I'd be happy to take a look (no expert here, but
Morris did give me some good tips over the years).


Jon Dustin - Network Specialist
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME  207-780-4152

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