When I send an email via Gnus or Mutt, attachments are (on the receiving end) either missing or truncated to 0 bytes. Sending from Gmail's Web interface and from Evolution works correctly.

This is annoying, as I prefer the text-based clients.

  • Are you sending to the same email address when the attachments are missing or truncated to 0 bytes as when you send from Gmail and Evolution? Are you attaching the same files? E.g., if you attach a test text file and send it via mutt to the same address that can receive attachments via Gmail what happens? Are you always sending to a particular email service, e.g., always to hotmail or gmail addresses or does this happen with messages sent to many different email services?
    – moonpoint
    Feb 12 '15 at 1:44
  • I am always sending to my own email account (gmail); sometimes to an MS Exchange account as well.
    – Demi
    Feb 12 '15 at 2:42

Both clients were misconfigured. Gnus had a ~/.gnus file that caused each email to be truncated to its headers prior to sending (misplaced ad-do-it in a defadvice), and mutt was not able to send mail at all.

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