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Email Mime Problem

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November 12, 2011 4:09:14 AM

I am using Office 2003 on a Win 7 computer.

I have 3 or 4 friends that when they send me a email, it arrives in what i know to be mime form.

This makes them almost unreadable as they have 1,000's of letter & numbers mixed in the text part.

Is there a reason for this & possible solution ???

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November 12, 2011 7:43:10 AM

Try this OlPal.
Open the MIME format email which you wish to read. Select all of the text with your cursor.

Launch the Notepad (on a Windows PC) or TextEdit (on a Mac) program, included on all PCs or Macs.

Paste the MIME formatted email (from Step 1) into the text editor.

Highlight and delete all of the text before the standard email header (e.g., the headers in which you find the "From" and "To" fields).

Save the document to your computer desktop, adding the ".eml" file extension to the file name.

Double-click the file you saved in Step 5. Your email management software (e.g., Outlook Express) will then open the file and interpret it as a standard email, thus allowing you to read MIME format emails without attempting to decipher the mismatched symbols and garbled text that is often the result of mistranslated MIME code.

Read more: How to Read MIME Format Emails |
November 13, 2011 4:25:05 AM

Thanks for this nikorr, but i was hoping to find a cure for either me receiving these mime encoded emails or for the friends who are sending them out !

Here is an example of this dilema !!
I don't want to have to go through the process you detail on each of their sendings.

c=1 sm=1 a=a_t-l1yOgq8A:10 a=Vg1aTBmGs4UA:10 a=sFRYm22Gj6ziaOAdsvF7Vw==:17
a=oCcaPWc0AAAA:8 a=P2nqq2RFP7AO1Pt74W0A:9 a=ZjBMCqZXkYltKUucrSsA:7
a=QEXdDO2ut3YA:10 a=5LW5fAa9AAAA:8 a=CjxXgO3LAAAA:8 a=bJZeGJGUxfCOATAl2aAA:7
a=tXsnliwV7b4A:10 a=3vcT5UNcf4oA:10 a=Wyp3faNdc0q0KLoIdscA:9
a=KQqxNPgzF0kA:10 a=R-0UT98PFu0A:10 a=ZMQlAJqfAg7CDEEw:18
a=P-q4LI_5eYog99hmN0sA:9 a=w8_KtUhjKjQIxyXG:18 a=a76eiqZJD_A86VuuROcA:9
a=8jzMKWM_nmEqLSH-:18 a=seyXHs5tiTlJHrlM8fYA:9 a=m1vq9b0utcejqf5L:18
a=2-iC-KNOTmlzgjuWB8UA:9 a=XZORAo28IYH9pssW:21 a=NfSrEX9vCy4RXlxZ:21
a=jHgxzH3Kz5Xk1XR_:18 a=0PKy4sad2suNBOo_tDkA:9 a=MNTtjAKRcFMI-jgs:18
a=C_vXRV2ETa6Fx0xvJSoA:9 a=RENH_mcQAsqDOh_c:18 a=6wX9WliXzkaBRVlZcp4A:9
a=msd0MR8dGql92PLZ:18 a=5vDZCWpTbADSXjWnbX4A:9 a=_4WLn3LNv57cW0Dx:18
a=c5AiSzja18BUWPcNxg8A:9 a=Uvl6IMA7CvR5ARAI:18 a=RqOAJGx8AAAA:8
a=WC2oameIMbMK5Sn3ZL8A:7 a=tqvZhK6YdMLOMka0:21 a=dsuldF0tW2p7JoK8:21
a=5TQDW2RBFw8jLn8O:18 a=sFRYm22Gj6ziaOAdsvF7Vw==:117
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 03 Nov 2011 14:36:50 -0000
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 03 Nov 2011 14:36:49 -0000
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 03 Nov 2011 14:36:49 -0000
X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: ymail-3
Received: (qmail 98206 invoked by uid 60001); 3 Nov 2011 14:36:48 -0000
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=s1024; t=1320331008; bh=4fikDB6a3/OmeLcEAw0TAMAtD7Py2zkULwr0po7xqkY=; h=X-YMail-OSG:Received:X-Mailer:Message-ID:D ate:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type; b=HdbxxhI6NfVXktcgdMmEwoz3Z2+QcdYofEO3KIkMm/hTMZfgNnC3u5Hxu9kqKTHNlv7zK6sTyszcMOR2C8+PW5Mv5VL6YlHPRY7L/igvgnHPG1iSDs+0yhBVZ+a7FI8Wv4ZR6DNfMb3R0FTO/I437mz3DiNJVZ2nv7+neFVSEFY=

Hope somebody else has some good ideas also !!
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December 22, 2011 3:10:23 AM

Okay, maybe we can solve why the few friends send in Mime, and what they could do on their end to send a normal email ??

Any Help ??