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

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] x-unix-mode MIME parameter?
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:34:11 -0600

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Jon Steinhart wrote:

>> > I've noticed that when you run
>> > "attach" with -attachformat 0, you get a x-unix-mode MIME parameter.
>> > My question is: why?
>> Jon did it that way originally, I don't know why.  I needed
>> a different format, with a Content-Disposition.  When I created
>> that, I dropped the x-unix-mode.
> I'm embarassed to say that I don't remember why I did that.  I think that
> it was because I looked at attachment headerss in emails that I received,
> maybe even some created by mhbuild, and they had it.

Looks like an AppleMail thing, at least based on some simple searching
on the Net.

IMO, it is useless, and a security problem if MUAs honor the parameter
when saving an attachment.


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