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winmail.dat attachments and Thunderbird

“winmail.dat” or “Part 1.2” attachments are not understood by Thunderbird. These attachments are created by Microsoft Outlook and cannot be decoded by Thunderbird without the help of an extenstion. The problem is that Microsoft Outlook sometimes chooses to use Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) encoding. When Microsoft Outlook is configured to send e-mail in rich [...]

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Valid e-mail regular expression (regex)

Looking for a very good way to test for a valid e-mail? This regular expression (regex) covers 99.99% of all e-mail addresses that you are likely to encounter. I have yet to see a provider who allows the full RFC 2822 character set for e-mail addresses. I highly doubt that you will ever encounter one [...]

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