indy not decoding iso-8859-1 IdMessage.Body

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Subject: indy not decoding iso-8859-1 IdMessage.Body
Posted by:  Ed Johnson (
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003

Has anyone run into problems reading email that is in charset="iso-8859-1"?
Apparently JMail 4.1.0 (which is a very popular ASP email component) is
sending things from a server in the US this way.

When the email populates the IdMessage.Body (either using the POP3
component's retrieve method or by using LoadFromFile(), the rest of the
items seem to decode automatically but the text of the message has nothing.
Does anyone know what is going on here?

Does Indy have troubles decoding iso-8859-1 charset messages? How can I get
around this?

From: Ed Johnson