[ngw] GW 2014 to MIME or not to MIME

David Gerisch DGerisch at co.tulare.ca.us
Thu Jul 17 23:10:19 UTC 2014

I don't know why adding the signature makes the file type of Mime.822 appear.

I do know that when you go from plain text to HTML mail, you almost double the size of the message.  Since the receiving end cannot be guaranteed to understand HTML mail, the message is duplicated: one is with the HTML stripped out, the other with it left in.

David Gerisch

>>> "Daniel Wells" <Daniel.Wells at mhtn.com> 2014-07-17 09:30 >>>
I had a user approach me and ask why when they added a signature to an email with attachments, the size listed in the sent items is almost doubled.

I started looking and testing.  I sent two emails with a 5.01 MB PDF attachment, one with our standard signature one without.  The receiving client listed both as 7 MB (the attachment listed as 6.9 MB).

Within the GroupWise client the sent items were listed differently, without the signature it is shown as 5.02 MB with the signature it is 11.9 MB.

The item sent without the signature has the message, text.htm and the attached file listed.  The message with the signature has the message, text.htm, Mime.822, Image.gif and the attachment.

I understand the Image.gif is part of the signature.  What is it about the signature that adds the Mime.822 file, but it is not there on the email without the signature?

Thanks in advance?

Daniel Wells AIA, VCP
Senior Associate | IT Coordinator
 MHTN Architects, Inc.
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