Consider the following scenario:
receive a MIME message whose body is in the plain text
format from the
Internet. Or, a
MIME message whose body is in the plain text format is created by an internal
user in an Exchange Server 2007 environment.
some TAB symbols.
In this scenario, the TAB symbols are converted incorrectly to
spaces when the MIME message is submitted to the mailbox stores. Because of
this incorrect conversion, the recipients may encounter some unexpected issues.
For example, a
user may experience an issue in a scenario where an
application that generates reports in plain text format uses
TAB symbols to format data into a tabular structure. In
such a scenario, when the recipients receive such a
message, the recipients may see that the data in the message is
- When recipients use MAPI clients or POP3/IMAP4 clients to
access the MIME message, the recipients may still encounter this issue. This is
because the MIME message is converted by the transport component when the
message is delivered.
- If the message was created by an internal MAPI client,
internal recipients that use MAPI clients do not encounter the problem. This is
because the message is not a MIME message. However, internal recipients that
use POP3/IMAP4 clients may still encounter the problem. This is because a
message always is converted to a MIME type when the message is retrieved from
the mailbox store.
To resolve this problem, download Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1. Then, install the update on the Exchange server. For more information about Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, see the following Exchange Help topic:
For more information about how to obtain the latest Exchange service pack or update rollup, see the following Exchange Help topic:
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 945870 - Last Review: October 7, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, when used with:
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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