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Old 04-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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epub attachment corrupted by Outlook?

I'm swapping epub files with another user, working on them in Sigil. When he sends me an epub file as an attachment to an email, Microsoft Outlook seems to be changing them! Not complete corruption - the files still work. But I just received one with half a chapter missing! Filesize of the epub is well inside the permissable limits - much bigger pictures arrive OK.

If I go to my isp's webmail interface, the same file downloads intact.

OK, so use the webmail interface. But does anyone know what's going on?
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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I use Outlook 2007 and have no problem sending epubs. I'm sure you couldn't care less, but I'm just letting you know it does work.

Try sending your email as plain text. I don't know what version of Outlook you're using, but in 2007 from a new email, click on the Options tab and look for the Format box. Choose Plain Text, add your attachment and try sending it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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zip/RAR the files.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thank you both for the interest and suggestions.

I'm getting the problem when receiving epub attachments. I'm not sure what the other guy is using to send them.

I tried asking him to send it zipped. Amasingly, no difference. Or maybe not so amazingly, considering an epub file (like a docx) essentially IS a zip file already.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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I would think this is a problem originating with the sender, considering it happens with both ePUBs and zips. Ask someone else to send you an ePUB and a zip and see if the same thing happens then. If not, the sender is the one with the problem; if the problem persists, you're the problem (well, your Outloook or your PC, or something).

I use Outlook too by the way and have never seen anything of the kind you describe.

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Old 04-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Thank you both for the interest and suggestions.

I'm getting the problem when receiving epub attachments. I'm not sure what the other guy is using to send them.

I tried asking him to send it zipped. Amasingly, no difference. Or maybe not so amazingly, considering an epub file (like a docx) essentially IS a zip file already.
Isolate. Send an epub to yourself. Does it work? No: your machine. Yes: his machine.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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Or bypass the email problem entirely--get an cloud storage account (like Box--link in my siggy). Give both you access. Upload and download from there. No size restrictions, no email problems. There are several different providers, and most have quite large accounts for free. Box is the one I'm familiar with, and last I checked you start out with 5 gig free. In the interest of full disclosure, if you use the link in my siggy, we both get some extra space.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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If I go to my isp's webmail interface, the same file downloads intact.
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This indicates that the problem is not caused by something on the sender's end. It limits the issue to Outlook and/or any Outlook addin. I suspect that it is an Outlook addin that is the issue, quite possibly a virus scanner that is recognizing the epub as being the archive that it is and scanning its contents.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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Are these UTF8 encoded? Sending as 'text' may strip high order bits.
It would be safer to go the Zip/RAR route.

Also beware the anti-virus that fixes files without asking
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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I am not sure that is relevant, but I use Outlook 2007 and have no problems sending/receiving epubs.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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I un-zipped the epub file and looked at the source code directly. His version was there.

It was HTML Tidy. He had it off, I had it on. Rather frightening that it decided to truncate a chapter though!

The difference between two methods of downloading must have been my wishful thinking, struggling towards a solution!
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