Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 06:22:01 -0800
Reply-To: Mark McCulley <mark.mcculley@GMAIL.COM>
Sender: Vanagon Mailing List <email@example.com>
From: Mark McCulley <mark.mcculley@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Gerry List
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Dennis's emails are base64 encoded. base64 encoding is typically used to
encode binary information (like images) into ASCII text format. You can
decode the 'gibberish' by cutting and pasting it to this site: https://www.
The software that creates the digests should decode base64-encoded emails
into readable text but the vanagon listserv is not doing this. There may be
a setting on the listserv software that an admin could change to make this
Dennis, this support article might be help you change your Outlook email
client to not use base64 encoding:
On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 8:05 PM, Dennis Haynes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I do not know why this happens. I use multiple computers, windows 10
> phone, outlook, windows mail, and sometimes a web browser for my responses.
> I am at a loss as to what I should be doing differently that won't affect
> other work I do.
> List experts?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul guard [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:48 PM
> To: d23haynes57@HOTMAIL.COM
> Subject: Gerry List
> Hi Dennis
> I must admit to being computer illiterate .. but the Gerry Vanagon list
> has to be the most exasperating mailing list I've every experienced.
> I am unable to read ANY of your posts (that arrive in daily digest) ..
> they come across as gibberish. It's a shame, as I'm sure you post a lot of
> great stuff worthy of reading.
> .. and I'm unable to visit the site to read posts directly off the site,
> which would probably read in actual printed english.
> Any attempts to sign-up again leave me on some other Vanagon site,
> apparently NOT the Gerry site.
> Any tips you might be able to provide would be appreciated. Or .. is
> there any way you could begin posting in plain text? I'm pretty sure I'm
> not the only one with this problem.
> Paul Guard
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