[Mimedefang] Re: Inline attachments

Paul Murphy Paul.Murphy at ArgentaDiscovery.com
Sat Sep 30 15:18:33 EDT 2006


>    I've implemented and managed a number of GroupWise systems over the 
> past 10 years, and I've not seen this issue in *modern* GroupWise. You 
> didn't specify the VERSION of GroupWise, so I'll assume you have GroupWise 
> v7.0.1, the latest.

>    While the GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA) has some definite problems 
> adhering to some of the RFCs, those affect what it *sends* more than what 
> it receives. I've fronted GWIA with a sendmail/MD combination and never 
> seen an issue handling multiple inlines like you say.

>    I suspect that either you have a really old version of GroupWise, or 
> you the real problem is the software generating the E-Mails you're 
> modifying.

It is GWIA 7.0 - the incoming messages are ending up in the GWPROB directory, and are reported as bad messages.  If I remove one of the inline attachments and re-submit the message, it is delivered correctly.

At first I suspected an issue with the mail content rather than with GWIA, but one of the cases is a newsletter from dabs.com which I also receive at home via Sendmail/MIMEDefang and Exchange.  It has no issue going through these systems, and dabs.com probably sends a million messages per week, so any standards issue with their messages would be picked up fairly quickly.

It doesn't help that I can find very little detail on Novell's site about what is supported or which areas have known issues....

Best Wishes,


Paul Murphy
Head of I.T.
Argenta Discovery
Tel. 01279 645 554
Fax. 01279 645 646

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