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Does anyone out there playing with Panther know if it has fixed the oddities with attachments from Mail. What I'm most concerned about is whether it makes emailing Word doents (with resource forks) to Outlook any more intuitive. IIRC the other oddity states that attachments have to be the last thing in an email or Outlook doesn't process it correctly....

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    Default Panther, Mail and attachments?

    Does anyone out there playing with Panther know if it has fixed the
    oddities with attachments from Mail.

    What I'm most concerned about is whether it makes emailing Word
    doents (with resource forks) to Outlook any more intuitive.

    IIRC the other oddity states that attachments have to be the last
    thing in an email or Outlook doesn't process it correctly.
    Arturo Pérez Guest

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    In article <arturo-DD6138.20260023072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    Arturo Pérez <arturobigchalk.com> wrote:
    > Does anyone out there playing with Panther know if it has fixed the
    > oddities with attachments from Mail.
    >
    > What I'm most concerned about is whether it makes emailing Word
    > doents (with resource forks) to Outlook any more intuitive.
    I don't know of any mail client that has special rules for the
    recipient's mail client.
    >
    > IIRC the other oddity states that attachments have to be the last
    > thing in an email or Outlook doesn't process it correctly.
    Why is that a Mail.app problem?

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    In article <arturo-C30F32.10100424072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    Arturo Pérez <arturobigchalk.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <tomstiller-11BD5B.08190624072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    > Tom Stiller <tomstillercomcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > You're response seems a bit belligerent to me. I will assume that
    > the combative tone is accidental.
    >
    > > In article <arturo-DD6138.20260023072003news.comcast.giganews.com>,
    > > Arturo Pérez <arturobigchalk.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Does anyone out there playing with Panther know if it has fixed the
    > > > oddities with attachments from Mail.
    > > >
    > > > What I'm most concerned about is whether it makes emailing Word
    > > > doents (with resource forks) to Outlook any more intuitive.
    > >
    > > I don't know of any mail client that has special rules for the
    > > recipient's mail client.
    >
    > This has nothing to do with having special rules for mail readers.
    > It has everything to do with the supposed seamless interoperability
    > of Mac OS X with the Windows world. The above was just an example
    > but I'm sure that the way that Mail formulates attachments causes
    > problems with other mail readers as well.
    I guess I missed that in the RFCs for mail and attachments; could you
    point me to the correct one(s)?
    >
    > > >
    > > > IIRC the other oddity states that attachments have to be the last
    > > > thing in an email or Outlook doesn't process it correctly.
    > >
    > > Why is that a Mail.app problem?
    >
    > It is Mail's problem because, as far as I can tell, Mail does it
    > differently then every other email system. In my experience, its
    > methodology does not work with Exchange, Notes and various Unix
    > email clients. It's the odd man out.
    >
    > Since email is the killer app (or so they say) and Apple advertises
    > "mail passes smoothly from Mac to PC and back again"
    > [url]http://www.apple.com/switch/questions/online/email.html[/url]
    >
    > when it is not currently true then there's a problem.
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    Arturo Pérez <com> wrote: 
     
    >>
    >> Mail.app uses AppleDouble encoding, which is...um...multipart MIME.[/ref][/ref]
     
     
     

    Okay, but at this point, speculation on how Panther's Mail.app
    will handle such things is just that, speculation. The OS is
    still in a relatively early state of testing and development,
    if I am not mistaken. Anyone who really knows is probably
    bound by a non-disclosure agreement not to discuss Panther,
    at least not in a public forum.


    stan@temple.edu Guest

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