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Re: [Nmh-workers] EAI?

From: Laura Creighton
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] EAI?
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:21:36 +0200

In a message of Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:33:58 -0400, David Levine writes:
>Resurrecting an old topic, Email Address Internationalization (EAI).
>The original message is at
>It doesn't mention RFC 6531, SMTP Extension for Internationalized
>Email, which is what this message is mostly about.
>Ken wrote:
>> - SMTPUTF8 looks relatively straightforward to implement, at least.
>I've done that on a branch, smtputf8.  I'd like to include it in 1.7.
>One design issue is how should the user enable sending of 8-bit
>(UTF-8 encoded) addresses.  My first attempt was two explicit steps,
>one to disable RFC 2047 encoding of addresses in the draft message
>and the other to instruct post, via send, to use SMTPUTF8, if
>supported by the SMTP server.  In terms of What now? responses:
>    What now? mime -headerencoding utf-8
>    What now? send -eai
>But to make it more convenient and remove potential mismatches, that
>-eai switch in the second step could be removed, so it would just be
>send as usual.  post would look at the draft and automatically use
>SMTPUTF8 if it has any 8-bit header field bodies.

Whatever we come up with, I will need a setting for 'default utf'
to handle my little corner of the world.  I don't want to type send -eai
for practically every piece of mail I create or reply to. :)


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