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Re: [Nmh-workers] Default and selectable Content-Transfer-Encoding issue
Re: [Nmh-workers] Default and selectable Content-Transfer-Encoding issues
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:03:55 -0500
> heirloom-mailx's mail(1) has
> Messages that contain lines longer than the value of this
> variable are encoded in quoted-printable even if they contain
> only ASCII characters. The maximum effective value is 950. If
> set to 0, all ASCII text messages are encoded in
> quoted-printable. S/MIME signed messages are always encoded in
> quoted-printable regardless of the value of this variable.
> Don't know if that helps. Perhaps it could default to 76 and all of us
> will just crank it up to the max, being sure that we're under sendmail's
> break-line-with-a-! limit.
I like that.
I think the default could be 78 instead of 76. 76 is the max
length of an encoded q-p text line. 78 is the "SHOULD" limit
for unencoded text [RFC 5322, Sec. 2.1.1]. And 998 could be the
max to comply with the RFC and in turn keep sendmail happy.