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    Delivery status (Windows XP)

    I sent an email and it came back from "postmaster@mail.hotmail.com" with the following message: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification (Failure) - Unicode (UTF-7).

    Delivery to the following recipients failed.

    What can I do now? I really want to send this email.

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    Re: Delivery status (Windows XP)

    Did the return message mention a reason for the delivery failure? It usually says something like "User unknown" or "High probability of spam" or "Mailbox full". Sometimes the reason is mentioned in an attachment named Details.txt.

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    Re: Delivery status (Windows XP)

    No, its exactly how I described it. Under Attach: my file is showing and ATT00208.dat (215 bytes)

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    Re: Delivery status (Windows XP)

    What kind of file did you attach? You might try zipping the file, and resending the e-mail with the zip file as attachment instead of the original one.

    And make sure that the subject of your post doesn't raise suspicions of spam...

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    Re: Delivery status (Windows XP)

    Found this little gem about UNICODE UTF-7.

    Why was you message sent using UTF-7 instead of UTF-8?
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    Unicode UTF-7 encoding
    Represents Unicode characters as sequences of 7-bit ASCII characters. Your application can use the UTF7Encoding class to convert characters to and from UTF-7 encoding. Non-ASCII Unicode characters are represented by an escape sequence of ASCII characters.

    UTF-7 supports certain protocols for which it is required, most often e-mail and newsgroup protocols. However, UTF-7 is not particularly secure or robust. In some situations, changing one bit can radically alter the interpretation of an entire UTF-7 string. In other situations, different UTF-7 strings can encode the same text. For sequences that include non-ASCII characters, UTF-7 is much less space-efficient than UTF-8, and encoding/decoding is slower. Consequently, your applications should generally prefer UTF-8 to UTF-7.
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    "Underling is mine".
    Maybe your ISP doesn't support this encoding?
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    Re: Delivery status (Windows XP)

    Thanks guys, I managed to send my email through Hotmail instead of my courrier Sympatico.

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