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.pl file does not run (IE only)

Runs OK in Firefox



12:12 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

My hosting company provides a webmail interface, and this uses a perl script to display email content.

Quite often, when I try to open an email using IE a dislog is displayed that says ...

Do you want to open or save this file?

Name: readmail.pl
Type: Unknown File Type
From: <hosting company domain>

Exactly the same email will open perfectly using Firefox.

Any ideas? Does an option need ticking somewhere for IE?


1:03 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Why do you need to open it in IE?


1:04 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Sounds like the perl script may not be outputting a valid content-type in the http header.



2:29 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks Kaled ... looks like one to report to the hosting company then :)

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