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Re: Re: uuencoded files

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: uuencoded files
  • From: Nick Zentena <zentena@hophead.dyndns.org>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 09:48:03 -0500
  • Content-length: 1336

On March 22, 2002 10:37 pm, irischap wrote:
> I did some research/checking and it would appear that there shouldn't
> be any problem with these files and most e-mail programs should
> automatically read them. I initially suspected, and more so now, that
> the problem is with Yahoo.  If you look carefully you'll see that the
> photo is a .jpg file, but it is not an attachment, but is an embedded
> file. It appears that Yahoo interpreted it as an asci file and part of
> the message, and embedded it. After what they did it probably can't be
> easily put back together as a photo. If they had left it as an
> atachment it would likely have been viewed properly by most e-mail
> programs and we wouldn't have noticed anything different. uuencoding
> is ancient and prevelant and should not have presented any problems by
> itself.

  Assuming they haven't chopped anything off then it will convert back into a 
jpg just fine. You're absolutely right about uuencode/decode being older then 


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