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Re: [Nmh-workers] I need to learn more about MIME

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I need to learn more about MIME
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:06:24 -0400

Ken wrote:

> >[Norm:]
> >Is it true that, that possibly apart from mhbuild, the nmh user does
> >not have explicit control of the content type of a message?
> Well, that's a pretty big exception; with mhbuild you can literally
> create any MIME message you can imagine.

attach users can change the content type (and anything else) by
editing the message after running mime, which runs mhbuild
(buildmimeproc, really) at the What now?  prompt.  So it's not
necessary to play with mhbuild directives.

> >Is there any documentation of that heuristic, maybe in source code
> >comments?

In addition to what Ken said, it is documented in the send(1) man page.

> I suspect you're running afowl of the 'linespace' test.

Yeah, I do that a lot because body:component="> " turns a blank
line in replied text into one with a trailing space.


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