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Entourage encoding
Authored by: tomem on Jul 02, '02 07:37:17AM

I've been using the Appledouble encoding since Entourage appeared, assuming that was best for mail going to "any computer". My impression is that folks on PCs receive two files for each one I send, one of which corresponds to the data fork, the other to the resource fork. Sometimes the recipients seem a bit confused by this, but overall, I think they find what they need. I believe that the two files are encoded in MIME/base 64.

This seems best for Mac users, at least, who may be able to use the resource fork information. But is it really a problem for PC and Unix users?

Also, can anyone clarify whether this situation may or may not change in OS X, and how OS X is managing files with resource forks?



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