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[Nmh-workers] x-unix-mode MIME parameter?

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: [Nmh-workers] x-unix-mode MIME parameter?
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:44:29 -0500

So I think people know I've been working on the attach stuff, as part of
the "always running mhbuild so we don't send out invalid messages all of
the time" problem.  As part of this, I've noticed that when you run
"attach" with -attachformat 0, you get a x-unix-mode MIME parameter.
My question is: why?

Obvious no standard defines this MIME parameter.  We don't do anything with
this parameter upon receipt.  I don't actually know which MUAs process
such a parameter.  It looks like maybe an old version of Apple Mail might
have SENT such a parameter, but I don't know if would ever do anything
with it.

I guess what I'm really wondering is ... should we even provide any support
for an attachformat other than 1?  The big difference between 1 and 2
is the modification-date MIME parameter (which is actually standardized
in RFC 2183).


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