html sent via mailx doesn't arrive in GroupWise intray as html

  • 7007933
  • 17-Feb-2011
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

Mail items generated that include html tags within the body, aren't arriving in the GroupWise intray via the GWIA as html bodied messages.  Messages arrive as normal text, but appear to the end-user as html tags.  End-user's cannot change the view from text to html, the view for html is shaded out.

Resolution

To solve this is, please use the following mailx-syntax
from:
mailx -s "my subject"myuser@mydomain< myexample.html
to:
mailx -s "my subject" -a myexample.html myuser@mydomain<"."

Additional Information

GroupWise client created html messages aren't affected by this.  Using the GroupWise client to attach the html (without typing any body text), results in a well formed html body that is readable by other GroupWise users within the same system, and other email systems external to the GroupWise system.

No html tags are respected.
 
mailx syntax of: mailx -s "my subject"myuser@mydomain< myexample.html does not work with mailx version 8 against GroupWise via the GWIA, it leaves the body incomplete and without a trailing "." to conclude the body section of the email.  You must use a version of mailx that supports the -a (attachment) option.

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