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Re: [opensuse] cron job email attachment.bin
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:32:03 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701291129350.21813@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Monday 2007-01-29 at 10:04 -0000, Dave Howorth wrote:

> My daily backup script on a server mails the output to me (it's a cron
> job run by root). Recently, instead of sending me a plain text email
> message, it's started sending me an empty email with an attachment
> called 'attachment.bin'. This is just a plain text file with the same
> old content.

How is it done? Look at the script.

> The only notable difference I can see in the messages is this header:
>
> < Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> ---
> > Content-Type: application/octet-stream; charset=us-ascii

I don't think that matters. I mean, that's not the origin.

> I certainly haven't deliberately changed any settings, but is there a
> setting somewhere that controls this header?

In the mail program used.

> Does it depend on the
> settings on intermediate boxes that the mail passes through?

No, it should not.

> The server is running Suse 9.2.

I hope it is not exposed, that is no longer maintained.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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