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Asian characters appear in mass email

waafist asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
When I send out a mass email to our client list some of the recipients only receive the message in asian style characters.  Some research has led me to believe that the recipients are all receiving mail on Exchange Server 2007, and that some people have experienced this in the past when their mail servers were patched beyond a certain point.  I was told at one point that the issue was with the way EX2K7 handles unicode.  I'll have to look around to find the old research I did on this earlier in the year.

I don't really have a way to test this unless someone here can work with me on it.  I have tried sending the message to a friend that runs a EX2K7 server, but he hasn't run any patches, so he sees the message just fine.  Primarily I'm hoping someone has experienced and fixed this problem before, and can direct me to the resource that helped them fix it.

The code is attached below.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no">
<title>New Theatre Restaurant...Kansas City's Star Attraction</title>
<style type="text/css">
.style1 {font-size: x-small}

<table width="750" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" id="tlb1">
    <td><div align="center"><img src="http://www.newtheatre.com/email/images/gc_2009_blast4-12-16-09.jpg" alt="
    Stuff a Star in their Stocking...
    Dinner and Show for 2 All for under $50
    New Theatre Restaurant Gift Certificate!" name="gc_2009_blast1_30days" width="675" height="540" border="0" usemap="#m_gc_2009_blast1_30_days" id="gc_2009_blast1_30_days" />
    <map name="m_gc_2009_blast1_30_days" id="m_gc_2009_blast1_30_days">
<area shape="rect" coords="428,458,507,476" href="http://www.thenewoakparkmall.com/shop/oakpark.nsf/holidayhours" target="_self" title="Mall" alt="Mall" />
            <area shape="rect" coords="322,485,553,529" href="http://www.newtheatre.com/email/2009gf_12_16_redir.asp" title="Box Office Gift" alt="Box Office Gift" />
            <area shape="rect" coords="123,486,288,529" href="http://www.newtheatre.com/email/2009gf_12_16_redir_mo.asp" target="_self" title="Members Gift" alt="Members Gift" />
    <td><div align="center"><span class="style1">If you no longer wish to receive emails from New Theatre providing announcements and special offers, use
          <br />
        the form located <a href="http://www.newtheatre.com/optOut.asp">here</a> to remove yourself from our email mailing list.</span></div></td>

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