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iPhone - Can't Open HTML attachments sent with PERL + MIME::Lite

Posted on 2010-09-02
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I have a program written in PERL that generates HTML email and includes a HTML file as an attachment. Works fine, always has. Can view the attachments in email clients and online however I can't crack the iPhone problem. I see the email, I see the inline html and logo in the message body, I can even see the paperclip indicating an attachment..... but.... I can't see, view or open the attachment.

Howerver... if I take the same file and attach it in Outlook, then send to the iPhone the attachment can be opened
my $sendEmail = MIME::Lite->new(

    From          => $sVars[1],

    FromSender    => $sVars[1],

    To            => $sVars[0],

    Cc            => $sVars[2],

    Bcc           => $sVars[3],

    Subject       => $sVars[4],

    Type          => "multipart/related",

    Datestamp     => $sendDate

    )

    or die "Error Creating Message: $!\n";



  $sendEmail->attach(

    Type        => "text/html",

    Data        =>  $INLINE_HTML

    );



    # Header Graphic referenced in $INLINE_HTML

    $sendEmail->attach(

      Type        => "image/jpeg",

      Id          => "emailHdr.jpg",

      Path        => $ImgPath."/emailHdr.jpg",

      Filename    => "emailHdr.jpg"

      );



      $sendEmail->attach(

        Type        => "text/html",

        Id          => "TEST.html",

        Path        => $PATH."/TEST.html",

        Filename    => "TEST.html",

        Disposition => "attachment"

        )

        or die "Error Attaching File: $!\n";



  $sendEmail->send('sendmail',SetSender=>1);

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Question by:Bob-Villa
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Carl Bohman earned 500 total points
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Have you tried sending the e-mails somewhere that you can get at the raw message and then comparing both e-mails to see what's different?  Have you tried comparing the full headers to see if there are any important differences there?  Perhaps iPhone doesn't like the "multipart/related" type?  Have you tried another type?
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by:Bob-Villa
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lol. multipart/mixed fixed the issue. Thanks for the tip.
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