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Re: [Nmh-workers] corruption when attaching all-null files

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] corruption when attaching all-null files
Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 19:12:50 -0400

Paul F. wrote:

> aside from the logic aspect:  i take it that text with a NUL must
> be treated differently than text with an 8th bit set.  i assume it
> must be encoded with q-p?  (or base64, but q-p would be sufficient?)

Right, NUL is binary, not 8-bit, data.  It can be encoded with
q-p, according to RFC 2045 ยง6.7.  If the text has a lot of binary
data, it wouldn't be very readable as q-p, so base64 might be a
better choice.


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