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Re: Character corruption for Chinese (simple and traditional) and Korean texts

From: Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 05 2010 - 07:06:38 GMT

* Sharma, Ashish <>:
> Hi,
> I have a setup, where emails received by mail server(postfix) are taken
> on and the resulting email's body(html or plain text) and attachments
> are parsed to separate files and saved, for this I use javax mail api.
> The problem occurs for email body when it is in Chinese (simple and
> traditional) (charset GB2312, as per email header) or Korean (charset
> ks_c_5601-1987, as per email header),
> the resulting parsed email bodies show character corruption (the
> characters are displayed as '?').

Postfix does not change the contects of a mail. Period.
> I am unable to understand why rest of the programs like Google mail,
> Outlook can parse the mail body right while my code could not.

Sounds like an error in your code then

> Please suggest what am I doing wrong?

Without knowing your code, it's really hard to tell.

Personally, I'd debug by using alway_bcc_maps to a simple mailbox and
examine the mails in detail.

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