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Re: [Nmh-workers] Weird behavior with non-ascii code in headers

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Weird behavior with non-ascii code in headers
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:27:22 +0100

Hi Ken,

> Part of me thinks that if we run into a non-ASCII character in a
> header in the format engine we should simply replace it with a "?".

It's because other code, MTAs, MLMs, etc., either didn't notice the
errant byte or ignored it, that it reached an MUA.  If it had been
spotted and the SMTP MAIL rejected, for example, by the first party
after the bug-inducer then there's more chance it would have been fixed.
By turning a blind eye and referring to "Mar?a" we'd be lengthening the
chain of "where did it go wrong" possibilities.

Cheers, Ralph.

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