Attachments missing with altermime and postfix

We recently experienced a problem with attachments going missing when using altermime to add a disclaimer to emails. The problem was only evident when the client was Outlook or Entourage (mange tout Rodney, mange tout). It was a real head scratcher as some emails would go through fine, others would be oddly truncated. I even resorted to ‘catting’ out the email to file before and after applying the disclaimer, and then running diff on the resulting pair of files, but there was apparently no difference bar of course the added disclaimer text. After protracted googling by myself and a colleague,…
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imap sent or sent items?

Imap rocks, especially since Thunderbird 3.0 and its smart folders allow all email accounts to look like local folders. Emails can be left on the server, where proper backups can be configured, and emails can be accessed from any number of devices and clients, including webmail. Having to nip home to check email is just so 1990s. It’s not all jolly jolly however. Outlook hasn’t yet followed Thunderbird’s lead – each additional imap account means another sheaf of folders to watch for new mail. But the most irritating aspect of everywhere email with multiple clients is the lack of standardisation…
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