Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64


  • I am testing a  3rd party email server for receiving SMS text messages and email from cell phone/blackberry.

    Email messages look fine and SMS messages are received as expected but the message content as keyed in from the blackberry looks encoded. It is definitely not human readable. The message header for the SMS text message being routed through Exchange 2007 looks like the following;


    Received: from ( by
     ( with Microsoft SMTP Server id; Mon, 27 Oct 2008
     08:51:50 -0600
    Received: from unknown (HELO icccccgfe) ([])  by with ESMTP; 27 Oct 2008 09:53:59 -0500
    From: "" <>
    To: Well Info <>
    Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 08:51:50 -0600
    Thread-Index: Ack4Q4w1M8SVrZiVQHi35YqEHzNnag==
    Message-ID: <vvvvvvvvvvv.nnnnnnnnnnnn.JavaMail.root@ifscccccccfe>
    Accept-Language: en-US
    Content-Language: en-US
    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-AuthAs: Anonymous
    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SenderIdResult: None
    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL: 5
    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-PCL: 2
    received-spf: None ( does
     not designate permitted sender hosts)
    x-policy: RELAYLIST-$RELAYED
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

    MIME-Version: 1.0

    Is the Transfer-Encoding correct for the need of my 3rd party app to see the message in a human readable format? ie. ASCII?

    Thank you,


    Monday, October 27, 2008 7:08 PM