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On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 15:51 +0100, Philip Newton wrote:

> Which email client are you using, David? Is there an upgrade
> availablet that will handle MIME formatted messages (specifically,
> those that use quoted-printable and base64 Content-Transfer-Encoding?)

I don't think that this can be happening at my end: Evolution does not
have a reputation for this sort of thing. But, more importantly, any
message that contains non-ascii text must be encoded, so all such emails
would be garbled, not just some.

I get my CONLANG messages in a daily digest. If the problem doesn't
occur with individual emails, it could be that the server at Brown is
just taking the individual emails, each with its own encoding, and
sticking them together. In that case, naturally my software will assume
that the same encoding occurs throughout. This is supported by the fact
that the first message is never corrupt.