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From Siegfried Goeschl <>
Subject Re: [email] Content type multipart issue
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 05:33:19 GMT
Hi Tobin,

can you add a JIRA issue ( I'm 
currently fixing a few bugs in commons-email so I would appreciate if 
you lend a hand as pre-release tester ... :-)


Siegfried Goeschl

On 14.07.10 02:24, Tobin Juday wrote:
> I’m using the Commons email project to send HTML emails from my application,
> and I’ve run into a problem.
> The emails are sent fine, but if the receiver replies, the original message
> is not included in the response.  (I know this sounds like an email client
> issue, but Thunderbird, Gmail, and all perform similarly, so I
> think the problem is elsewhere)
> What I’ve narrowed it down to is this:  When Commons sends out an email, it
> sends a multipart/mixed section which contains a multipart/alternative,
> which then contains the text/plain and text/html sections.  When I send out
> a similar messages from other apps (Thunderbird/, they just send
> out the multipart/alternative section, it’s not wrapped in the
> multipart/mixed.
> I’m not sure if this is necessarily a bug, the emails display fine in all
> the different clients, but I’m wondering if there’s some way to get rid of
> the multipart/mixed section.
> Just for clarification, I’ve included some links for what emails from
> different clients look like.
> Commons:
> Thunderbird:
> Tobin

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