[MlMt] text/plain?

Galen Menzel galen.menzel at utexas.edu
Sat Apr 6 13:51:33 EDT 2019

They’re using [Postbox](https://www.postbox-inc.com/).

[windows-1252](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1251) is an 8-bit 
extended ascii encoding, which Postbox supports.

The character with the `A0` character code in the windows-1251 encoding 
is the [non-breaking 
space](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-breaking_space). So somewhere 
along the way the non-breaking spaces are being replaced by `<A0>`.

Does this `<A0>` stuff show up when you view the raw message in MailMate 
(with ⌥⌘U)?

What happens if you use `less` to view the message’s `.eml` file?



On 6 Apr 2019, at 4:27, Randy Bush wrote:

> i receive an email
>     User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:52.0)
>      Gecko/20100101 PostboxApp/6.1.13
>     MIME-Version: 1.0
>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed
>     Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>     Content-Language: en-US
> the text has funny space characters that i see if i save the text to
> disk and look at it with less
>     <A0>0.<A0><A0> flo....: 2.31 2018.11.03
>      <A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0> 1.<A0><A0> CLIMATE 
>      <A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0> * (N)ew 
> (M)odify (D)elete..: N
>      <A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0><A0> 2. * NAME OF CLOUD: 
> cumulus
> i presume the sender is thunderbird and they have created the text 
> with
> some sort of windows encoding on a mac?
> how can i save the content as vanilla ascii text?
> randy
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