Bug 8956 - Pine Hardcodes "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type and can get it wrong
Summary: Pine Hardcodes "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type and can get it wrong
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-29 01:59 UTC by tibor
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-27 15:33:07 UTC

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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

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
pine-info.edu 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

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