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E-mail appears as unicode ???

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Recieved two E-mails containing attachments and both of them appeared as unicode..... I am using Webmail so cannot be a setting in something like Outlook.... Do any of you know why? Looks like this below >> ‰PNG IHDRžviµҀPLTE>ΎΎ>Ɔ>ΆΆƆΆƆƆ½ƆµƆ­ƽ½ƽµƽ­½ƽ½½½½½µ½½­½µµ½µ­µ½µµµµµµ­µµ¥µ­­µ­¥­µ­­­­­­¥­¥¥­¥œ¥¥¥¥¥œ,"£9:>DATxڭ c۶ζ׆ڱ+�;¢>‘��I ’򰛘N*l͇›´›®¸ €䟿­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«­¶ڪ«��«o²ªz}ſѿ+_ט󗠯ookz>a¹/oš��€¯¯��Ÿπ''¡¡”œڙ[g~Æ"Sʒ{􃹘@‚<>Ύ„h!”!¥®³¿œُNŽ–²¬^��啑I‘„v‰e˩.\˜ Y gϥµ>ɖӣ᧑1`ޒŽ,c&񜓦lt;³l⨆(͘񨯇©R*u—*:”·):N‡8֎#|02ԷA¤b2ﹳ¦灅¡M/ ,>xϒ>Q󨧺It–’ɒš£³0ĉ>Q’м釿ُ¦s#žˆ–8ұ8±ˆ ·Kp ¯¿>0:>’w=©±ρt뀟¯žԇ¡ᱮIš>´>>N>m>w>:СNºͤ ”OA

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That''s not Unicode.

It''s a .PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image file. Most graphics programs such as Paint Shop Pro can display PNG files. Likewise with many web browsers such as Internet Explorer.

If what you posted above appeared in the message body rather than as an attachment it indicates that either the email is malformed (a communications error or a bug in the software being used to send or recieve the email) or your email software doesn''t understand MIME attachments (i.e. it''s ancient or the senders'' software was using a custom extension).

If the message was unsolicited or seems out of context for the person who sent it to you then I''d advise extreme caution and recommend you run an up to date virus scanner immediately. Some trojan style viruses (virii) like the KLEZ worm exploit various bugs and vunerabilities regarding malformed MIME attachments.

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Is it possible that this can be caused by the actual web-bowser as i have seen this before while using yahoo....

What exaclty is mime.. its some kind of E-mail compression..


[edited by - Woody FX on May 26, 2003 6:18:53 PM]

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quote:
Original post by Woody FX
What exaclty is mime.. its some kind of E-mail compression..


Multipart Internet Message Encoding

Specifies the standard format that attachments are encoded in when they are sent.

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