Emails are adding giberish

By MikePell ·
when replying to an email, the emails are garbled with chinese charachters.
Details of what's going on:
After it was switched to GB2312, I did below testing in Outlook and Webmail . All have messy code.(see screen shots)

The problem is (my current settings is Chinese GB2312 and HTML, actually we did try all kinds of encodings ), when we sent out an email to external FIRST TIME on their Clients shows normally and they can read Chinese in emails,

but after they reply us or forward some Chinese emails to us the original emails have garbled issue. The problem like the original messages have been re-encoding once???
Anyone have any ideas?

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I don't know if it affects your sistuation, but some years ago

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Emails are adding giberis ...

a place I did work for had a number of mail servers in the system. Early versions of the mail software used UUCP as the default style and always assumed all mail came in as UUCP unless specifically set other wise. At version 5 they changed to SMTP being the default version, abd they had a mix through their corporate network around the country. Most of the time a hand off between a vs 4 system to a vs 5 had no issues as the newer software would detect if it was UUCP of SMTP and process it properly, but every now and then when a vs 5 system handed off a mail to a vs 4 it would leave the vs 5 as SMTP and the vs 4 system would see it as a UUCP and the message could end up with almost anything in it. An upgrade for all to vs 5 solved the issue.

You may have a similar problem that there is a default protocol difference between a couple of mails ervers and it's not being handled right. It coud be any protocl variation not being picked up right causing issues.

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