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Re: [Nmh-workers] Understanding nmh (aka. What's the goal) [ really non-

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Understanding nmh (aka. What's the goal) [ really non-ASCII message bodies ]
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:03:38 -0600

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> wrote:
> I understand that my attachment system does not handle non-ASCII message
> bodies, but again, that's because non-ASCII message bodies are not "legal".

Please cite an RFC that says non-ASCII bodies are not legal.

With MIME, you have the Content-Transfer-Encoding field, which allows
for 8bit.  And then, if you have a Content-Type type that supports
charset parameter, you can "legally" have a body that is non-ASCII.

Note, way back when MIME was first defined, it was probably not good
practice to use 8bit CTE since MTAs were not friendly with 8bit data,
but today, that is less likely.


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