i'm talking about a single-server sp2013 foundation setup, outgoing mail settings for the farm (and web application) are set via central administration.
but the character encoding in the sent alerts body is not working properly: especially the german umlauts are causing trouble -.-
either they get displayed in the alert as a mix of question marks and unrelated characters or "|" instead of "ü" the funny thing is though: the email subject is displayed correctly. which might be due to the explicit encoding in the email header:
however, this is is not present in the body, so i guess the
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
in the header should take care of that, but it doesn't :|
[i've tried various settings for the charset: 1200(unicode), 1250(central european), 1252(western european), 28695(latin-9(iso)) and the default 65001(unicode utf-8). those were set in the web application outgoing mail settings, since those should override the farm settings, right? none of them did the trick though]
i'm starting to think, that the content-transfer-encoding might be responsible for the faulty mails but i'm not really familiar with mail notification settings so any ideas how to resolve this issue would be much appreciated.
(just in case that it's relevant: i'm using smtp4dev to receive the mails and view them in thunderbird/outlook2013)