Jon Steinhart <jon(_at_)fourwinds(_dot_)com>:
The current behavior was the best idea that I had
at the time and nobody has said anything about it until recently. I don't
mind it changing, but I don't want to all of a sudden get complaints from
people who were counting on this behavior.
Well, I always considered the current behaviour a bug, but I didn't say
anything, because the nmh-way of software development seemed pretty
inefficient and I didn't want to look at the code myself either. So,
when I found out that nmh was sending illegal mails (the timestamps of
my filesystem tell me it was 25. Jun 2008), I just "fixed" this
by adding three lines to the components file:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-15"
(which of course I have to remove if I actually want to attach a file
to a mail)
I guess, I'm not the only one silently applying some workaround but
I also guess that much more people unknowingly send illegal mail.
So unless somebody on this mailinglist states that he actually needs
the current behaviour, I think it is very safe to assume that no such
complaints you are fearing will ever be made.
Given the number of mails wasted on this seemingly obvious question now, I
really regret not filing a bug report 2.5 years ago.
BTW, I also use nmh exclusively for my mail, except for the two times/year
when I actually need to send signed/encrypted mails.
Personally I think that nmh should rather abort than silently sending illegal
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