5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2008 10:38 AM by Nathan C
Robert Nicholson1 Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
So Mail on the iphone doesn't appear to be able to display inline the following content type

Content-Type: message/rfc822
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Does anybody else know a way Mail can display the message as an attachment "inline?"

MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.33 ghz, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    Robert Nicholson1,

    The iPhone is capable of reading MIME formatted messages the conform to the currently accepted as standards RFC's. However, if there are errors in that, or a specific mail client is sending things incorrectly, I would like to try and narrow that down.

    Which mail client originated the message?

    Thank you,

    Nathan C.
  • Robert Nicholson1 Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    I construct the message myself but I'm told it's typically the way say Thunderbird etc will forward a message also.... It's a valid content type and Mail.app under OSX does the right thing and properly displays it but on the phone it just shows mime-attachment
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    Robert,

    I have received messages forwarded from Thunderbird and had them show up.

    There must be some difference. When you are constructing the message yourself, are you following all the guidelines in RFC 1049, 1341, and 1521-1524? I think there might be other involved. Essentially as I understand it, and its been a while since I read the RFC's in full, that the message/rfc822 was to indicate an attachment, or portion that complied with the older rfc822 for backwards compatibility.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    What is the content type - what type of attachment?
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    Allan,

    Content-Type: message/rfc822

    Its the classic mode of email content types as I understand it.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.