[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] UTF=8 in message bodies
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:31:59 +0000

Hi Lyndon,

> Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > Is an override required?  It could always try to send 8-bit...
> Which could fail if the system has an MTA that doesn't do 8bit.

The RFC covers what to do in this case;  either downgrade to 7-bit or
fail to pass it on with an error.

> And there might be other reasons the user needs a different encoding.

IIRC one of the MTAs in the chain can upgrade the message from seven to
8-bit just as others can downgrade;  I'm not sure the user can enforce
an end-to-end 7-bit transfer.

> Don't assume everyone is using SMTP as their transport.

I didn't;  "When nmh hands over the email to send using SMTP".  :-)

Some advocacy, including opinionated.  :-)


Cheers, Ralph.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]