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Gibberish in body of email
ep010835
Newbie

I've had FIOS since March 2009. Everything seems to work OK with the exception of emails I get from one particular friend. From him and him only, the body of the email consists of pages and pages of gibberish. The following is a sample of just a small portion of the body of one of these messages:

5KedfGpeVKi1JXgs34P54UeYVCEVE8V3BOgnCNyRv5xXBcEHGdEVOUWKnRoAsM6WtwIZTgCs

r+r4BoB5hBWVSLkV4rNupPRLcDxYT/zlV1wulIcuKVwP4vT4Fz8SXjTPs+WE6btoKfSvkB6s

aJcNHdUct522et5rEN++PFMtHY7UYc/HeGiyVRlsUdDK5eNYcgUPxL8P1QGvKmgZKOHCgzHC

p2lC56m0uEP2BZqjfVMdawLldWwQqH/kltLEvXfyvtTE5/U9t2dffW/hQcbTn908cAQgU1vS

UFaEQRNbQmXleSwYQZ2ZPx3iEywSvVbPjH7mRVKUDkx5srO6eLrXnfY2coEL7KY/lO9/QpK6

Yi/YFA7DPMF9MTBUqA0YoExsBEM5ATw2cyINhLQjC2WCkc8jeqDgOnqbgUVLDfMpkQK7hjyg

i31MWAoTX8qEmTzxMymNFFm2IjV3qPEruG3Ze+jtOXhuZ6YvdIFMzDUMgROPd5wpHWyDsfOw

This was never an issuse with Charter or any other provider. It became a problem only when I made the move to FIOS.

Any ideas, anyone???

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: Gibberish in body of email
dslr595148
Super User
Super User
#1 Most likely spam.

#2 and perhaps Base64, code?

Here is a Base64 decoder, found with a Google Search.

http://www.opinionatedgeek.com/dotnet/tools/Base64Decode/Default.aspx

^^
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Re: Gibberish in body of email
Bob_Robertson
Specialist

My only guess/suggestion is that your friend maybe has some sort of email signature, or default email background or something, that the web based email interface does not like....

ask him to just send a plain jane email with no attachments/background/signature... no HTML, no graphics, nothing....

and then go from there

you can also try using a third party email client, such as outlook, windows mail, thunderbird etc.... and see if the email comes through normally, there.

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