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Re: [OT] message formats (was: browser footprint)
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Scott Bennett @ 2008/07/22 23:21:
> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:02:10 +0200 Ansgar Wiechers <tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> On 2008-07-21 Scott Bennett wrote:
>>> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 05:24:22 +0200 "=?UTF-8?Q?Tom=C3=A1s_Arribas?="
>>> <Tomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> [remainder of junk deleted --SB]
>>> Is there some good reason for posting crap like the above to this list?
>>> It's bad enough that some insist upon posting their message along with an
>>> HTML duplicate, but at least there is usually some original text content.
>> As per RFC 2045 base64 is a valid transfer encoding for a message body.
>> It was declared correctly in the header, too. What kind of MUA do you
>> use that won't decode this for you?
> I'm using mailx(1), which is the SysV equivalent of UCBmail, the staple
> of UNIX systems for decades. It is safe, reliable, and either mailx or
> UCBmail is found on just about every kind of UNIX still in use today. It
> handles mail headers and plain, ASCII text. If you want to use other
> character sets in private email, that's fine, but it's not appropriate to do
> so on mailing lists.
this is silly, but....
mailx needs a patch, then. it may have been created during a time when
ASCII was all that was needed. but, times change. lot's of other
people out there use non-ASCII characters, and UTF-8 is starting to
become a standard character set. like was mentioned, the e-mail
conformed to RFC standards. if your client can't handle these standards
then you are complaining to the wrong people (read: write to the authors
of mailx! ;-) ).
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