|Summary:||Pine Hardcodes "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type and can get it wrong|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||tibor|
|Component:||pine||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-04-27 15:33:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description tibor 2000-01-29 01:59:25 UTC
Instead of relying solely on a mime.types file, pine 4.10 (in ./pine/send.c, around line 6910) looks at the first few bytes of an attachment to determine its type. I've had several MS Excel 97 files which pine 4.10 slaps an "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type onto, which can mess up the recipient's ability to view the attachment directly from his/her MUA (in two cases of mine the recipients were using Netscape 4.61/win95 and MS Outlook/WinNT). I don't know what the "correct" fix is, but in my case changing the subtype from "MSWORD" to "octet-stream" took care of it. I've sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org but haven't received anything back.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-07 19:57:59 UTC
Does the 4.21 shipped with 6.2 have the problem? Could you attach a file which demonstrates the problem?
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-27 15:33:59 UTC
I can't reproduce it with the version shipped with 6.2