Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

gibberish content in email

Posted on 2009-07-01
2
711 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
i've got an email with an attachment placed in the body of the mail that needs to be translated from a base64 code. i was told the original file is in excel format. the problem is, i've received 4 parts of this gibberish content. it starts off like so:
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& ends with '==' at the end of it. then, i've got another part to it which starts off :

JVBERi0xLjQNJeLjz9MNCjI0OCAwIG9iaiA8PC9MaW5lYXJpemVkIDEvTCA0MTUyMjA5L08gMjUx
L0UgMTAxNDQ5L04gNDIvVCA0MTQ3MjAxL0ggWyA3OTYgNTIwXT4+DWVuZG9iag0gICAgICAgICAg

but it doesn't have '==' at the end.

i'm trying to use the Base64EncoderDecoder but it doesn't work. how do i do this?
0
Comment
Question by:lepak
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
JohnmenZ earned 500 total points
ID: 24752267
Usually in this kind of situation recipient has little control over the final outcome, since the encoding / decoding were already done by both sender's mail server and recipient's mail server.  there are a couple of ways to address it:

1. Get your sender to send the email again, but using different format.  formats that sender can use includes but not limited to RTF, HTML, plain text.  Likely sender is using Exchange server since he/she is sending a Microsoft Office document to you.  Usually switch between RTF / plain text will do.

2. Get your sender to send the email to another of your mailbox that is located somewhere else.  It is the Lotus email server that incorrectly interpreted the email format and caused problem decoding it.

3. Get your sender to zip the Excel file between sending it to you, and see if it makes any difference.

4. Use different email client to try receiving email again.  Sometimes different email client will behave differently in terms of recognising the email.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lepak
ID: 31598674
solution found
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You’ve got a lotus Domino web server, and you have been told that “leverage browser caching” is a must do. This means that we have to tell the browser everywhere in the web to use cache. In other words, we set (and send) an expiration date in the HT…
I thought it will be a good idea to make a post as it will help in case someone else faces these issues. I trust this gives an idea how each entry in Notes.ini can mean a lot for the Domino Server to be functioning properly. This article discusses t…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question