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Author/Date Incoming charsets ?
18/01/2007 3:20pm
Sometime I receive emails with…no text. If I export the email on the desktop and I open it with Notepad I can read the text.

I noticed that the emails with “hidden text” have either:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="gb2312"
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="hz-gb-2312"
NB all these strings copied as I've found them in the "internet header" and pasted

Is something related to the “preferred charsets for receiving” setting ? Which is the correct setting ?

18/01/2007 8:56pm
Install the extra libraries to get support for those chinese character sets.
18/01/2007 10:05pm
Thanks for your prompt reply but...Chinese ??? They are all emails in Italian, with latin charecters, how can it be ???
18/01/2007 11:21pm
gb2312 is a chinese charset. What email client is sending these emails?

If you find that you receive email marked as "us-ascii" that is really a different charset, there is an option in the receive settings to change the charset to something else when it sees "us-ascii".