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Re: [Nmh-workers] UTF-8 message bodies

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] UTF-8 message bodies
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:31:17 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >to answer ken's question:  i use automimeproc for the directives, and
 > >am willing to reformat mail slightly to move leading '#' characters when
 > >i get errors[1][2].  and i prefer not to have to type "mime" at the
 > >whatnow prompt, because i'm sure it would result in my recipients
 > >receiving a lot of mhbuild directives from me.
 > Fair enough.  What do you think about always running buildmimeproc but
 > having an option about whether to process mhbuild directives?  Something
 > like "automhbuilddirectives: 1" or something like that (it would default
 > to "0").
 > I'm just thinking out loud here.  My basic concerns is that I think nmh
 > has to start sending MIME messages all of the time now because (as we've
 > seen plenty of times) we get it wrong by default.  Calling mhbuild is
 > the easiest way of doing that.  But having a situation where # in the
 > beginning of the line causes the mail to fail is to me an intolerable
 > situation to present to unsophisticated users.

agreed on all points.  adding a new control over whether the directives
are processed or not seems like the right thing.

 > I'm fine with the #on/#off directives; I can see their usefulness.
 > Send in the code and we'll add it.

i'm looking at it.  no promises!  :-)


 > >[1] someone mentioned escaping:  thanks -- it looks like doubling the
 > >    '#' character, just at the beginning of the line, will get you a
 > >    single # in the output.  is that right?
 > Yes.
 > --Ken
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