[ILUG] semding binary files using mail
blf at utvinternet.ie
Wed Feb 27 00:23:48 GMT 2002
| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:10:37 +0000
| From: Ronan Waide <waider at waider.ie>
| On February 26, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> said:
| > as others have suggested, you could use uuencode(1), but your recipient
| > had better be both tech-savvy and (probably) using an *ix system, or else
| > it will still be c**p. Big Bad Bill does not "earn" royalties from
| > uuencode, so support for it on Windoze games consoles is non-existent.
| Quite the contrary. As documented publicly of late, Outlook in fact
| interprets any paragraph beginning with the word "begin" [ ... ] as
| uuencoded text, which it will duly attempt to uudecode. Tough luck if
| it wasn't actually uuencoded text in the first place.
interesting. I presume this is "recent"; i.e., sites still using,
e.g., Windoze 98, would still consider uuencoded context c**p ??
what happens if the uuencoding is ``begin 555 C:\SETUP.BAT'' (or
whatever the name of the magic startup "script" is ... ) ??
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