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#1 nitmd

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

A thunderbird attachment comes in as an .eml file. Apparently outlook generates these and other problematic attachments. I take the page and print it to pdf. Evernote still rejects it with the above error. How can a pdf be potentially executable and how do I fix it?

#2 BurgersNFries

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

A thunderbird attachment comes in as an .eml file. Apparently outlook generates these and other problematic attachments. I take the page and print it to pdf. Evernote still rejects it with the above error. How can a pdf be potentially executable and how do I fix it?


If you Google this, it appears to be a problem with Thunderbrd, as many others, over many years have complained about this message when sending/forwarding emails to other people, not just to Evernote.

You may find thread helpful:

https://webnethostin...s-ending-in-eml
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#3 nitmd

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:37 AM

I am aware of the problem with eml files. That's why it is printed to a pdf before being sent to evernote. It is the pdf that is rejected.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:06 AM

I am aware of the problem with eml files. That's why it is printed to a pdf before being sent to evernote. It is the pdf that is rejected.


Did you read the link I posted...???
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Yes I read the link, and perhaps the confusion is in my original statement. I have taken the attachment and printed it to a pdf. There is no longer anything having to do with an eml. The attachment, as a pdf, if rejected by Evernote. I have the pdf files on a different machine; I will see if the inline option mentioned in that article is the setting used on that machine, but I don't know why it would matter. There is no .eml attachment to cause the problem, and I don't see how the problem can survive the conversion to a pdf. I am apparently missing something here.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Yes I read the link, and perhaps the confusion is in my original statement. I have taken the attachment and printed it to a pdf. There is no longer anything having to do with an eml. The attachment, as a pdf, if rejected by Evernote. I have the pdf files on a different machine; I will see if the inline option mentioned in that article is the setting used on that machine, but I don't know why it would matter. There is no .eml attachment to cause the problem, and I don't see how the problem can survive the conversion to a pdf. I am apparently missing something here.


I'm aware of what you did - print to PDF. However, the link demonstrates a way to avoid the initial problem without having to print to PDF & simply forwarding the email inline - not as an attachment. Why add an extra step, if you don't have to?
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#7 nitmd

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

Checked settings, I am set to send inline, as the article suggests. No luck. No idea what is going on.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Try to use DropCircle:
You could drag and drop your mail (in .eml format) to DropCircle and you have a true note in Evernote with all the image embedded.
 

DropCircle: The easiest and best way to insert files, mail, rss, ... into your Evernote account.






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