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

Andrzej Adam Filip anfi at onet.eu
Wed Nov 11 12:52:26 EST 2009

Aniruddha Barua <zmrif at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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?

If my guesses are right then the problems are (usually) caused by email
client configuration - lack of using MIME to explicitly declaring
charset used in message.

AFAIR default configuration of Outlook Express *fails* to declare
charset used in message header. Quite a few mail server "fills" missing
charset for non ascii messages
=> You may consider providing links (to microsoft web pages) for
properly *fixing* it 

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