[Mimedefang] Email in Korean language becomes clutterd and unreadable when received.

Aniruddha Barua zmrif at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 11 05:26:29 EST 2009

Sorry, the headers are unavailable. The Korean buyer left a few days ago. Before leaving, he had switched to
his domain's SMTP server for further correspondences. His Operating System (Win XP) was entirely set in
Korean language.
However, I have some lines from Spamassasin report:

 3.2 CHARSET_FARAWAY_HEADER A foreign language charset used in headers
 1.0 BAYES_60               BODY: Bayesian spam probability is 60 to 80%
                            [score: 0.7083]
 0.0 HTML_MESSAGE           BODY: HTML included in message
 1.8 MIME_BASE64_TEXT       RAW: Message text disguised using base64 encoding
 2.5 MIME_CHARSET_FARAWAY   MIME character set indicates foreign language
Someday other Korean or Chinese or Japanese people will visit our customers and send mails using our SMTP.
So, need to be prepared. Where/how do I set charset in mimedefang configuration?

----- Original Message ----
From: Andrzej Adam Filip <anfi at onet.eu>
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Sent: Wed, November 11, 2009 12:38:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Email in Korean language becomes clutterd and unreadable when received.

Aniruddha Barua <zmrif at yahoo.com> wrote:
> One Korean buyer was visiting a Garments factory in Chittagong,
> BANGLADESH. He sent an email in Korean Language to his office in Seoul
> using our SMTP server running MIMEDefang 2.67 + sendmail + clamav. The
> email successfully
> reaches the destination mailbox but when the recipient opens the
> message, he/she finds the entire message to be cluttered and
> unreadable. When the sender sends Korean messages using the same server
> running without the MIMEDefang, the message is readable.
> Need help to configure MIMEDefang for Korean and foreign language
> support or to solve the problem otherwise.

Could you post headers of both messages?

Suspect number one:
Lack of declaration of charset used by sending client. The recipients
most likely can guess right *missing* declaration but if any smtp sender
"between" fills missing charset the guessing fails.

[pl>en: Andrew] Andrzej Adam Filip : anfi at onet.eu
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