Emailed report attachments with international characters in the name are not properly encoded

Article ID: 51632 - Last Review: August 31st, 2012


When distributing a report by email, if the report name contains international characters the attached report will be corrupted when received. 


In the received email, the attached file will show incorrect characters in place of international, such as Ã± showing when it should be ñ.


An email attachment that contains non-ASCII characters or is longer than 41 UTF-8 encoded bytes will be encoded two times by .NET 4, which can cause errors in transmission. 


Microsoft has identified a cause for this issue and provides the following article as a work around:


We are aiming to have this issue resolved in our upcoming 6.1 release. 


CCM 6.0

Keywords: email attachment international language corrupted

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by amontpetit