I've been trying to send my CV to a prospective employer (TWICE) with
no joy. Since I'd rather not have any more failed mails I hope someone
in either comp.mail.mime or comp.mail.mh can shed some light. I did
the obvious tests and looked at the mails in exmh and Mozilla 1.4,
which clearly shows the attachments if the user carse to look for
them, i.e. they are not displayed inline.
The cv is in a pdf-file that I send in a multipart/mixed mail.*a
plain text part and then a application/pdf (also tried
application/octet-stream) part. I don't put in any content-disposition
or anything. Then at the end comes my .signature in a text/plain part.
The relevant part looks like this, indented by me (before leaving my
mua, see below) :
Subject: Re: SV: Min programmerer-CV
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:18:50 +0200."
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----- =_aaaaaaaaaa0"
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:16:53 +0200
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> Jeg tror du har glemt vedlegget. Pr=F8v p=E5 nytt
Det var nok en teknisk feil, vi pr=F8ver igjen.
Content-Type: application/pdf; name="generell-kort-cv.pdf"
JVBERi0xLjMKMyAwIG9iaiA8PAovTGVuZ3RoIDE4NzQgICAgICAKL0ZpbHRlciAvRmxhdGVEZWN Now, I believe I may have set up my system to use 8-bit transfers, Other possible jinxes on my CV might be that either qmail or outlook, A third possibility is of course that Outlook has the attachment and This is the mailer header I get from my correspondent: These are the two bottom-most received lines in mails I get from my correspondent: --
... [snip] ...
which will include my name in a header with one norwegian character
which might provoke some gremlins somewhere, but as my name is
returned to me unscathed, I think not. Will anyone disagree ? One
reason for me doing this is that i use nmh as MUA and mhn to compose
which my correspondent is using, might mistrust attachments or that
outlook might misunderstand the mime headers that mhn/mhbuild
produces. Has anyone heard of people disallowing pdf-attachments? Is
there anything in my headers cited above that Outlook might
would show it to my correspondent if she only would use the right
menu, or click on the right icon. Anyone here know which menu I should
tell her to look under? Anyone using Outlook who would care to offer
themselves as guinea-pigs and let me send them a mail?
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.3416
Received: (qmail 22150 invoked from network); 19 Sep 2003 09:53:28 -0000
Received: from 3tpro-gw.online.no (HELO HIDDEN) (188.8.131.52)
by 0 with SMTP; 19 Sep 2003 09:53:28 -0000
H?kon Alstadheim, hjemmepappa.
Now, I believe I may have set up my system to use 8-bit transfers,
Other possible jinxes on my CV might be that either qmail or outlook,
A third possibility is of course that Outlook has the attachment and
This is the mailer header I get from my correspondent:
These are the two bottom-most received lines in mails I get from my correspondent: