On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Jim Osborn wrote:
I'm trying to track down the source of nonsense characters, trailing
equal signs, equal-three-D, etc., that appear when mail is sent
from Microsoft mailers (Exchange, Message, etc.) to Unix mailers.
I don't think it's an RTF issue, but something else.
It's not a UNIX-vs-MS problem. It has to do with MIME quoted-printable
encoding. AFAIK, MIME uses =xx (where xx are to hex digits) to convert
8-bit data to 7-bit, suited for SMTP.
Furthermore, blanks at the end of lines are `protected' by adding an
equals sign at the end of the line. To distinguish between a `=' entered
by the user and one inserted by the MIME conversion, the former are
converted to `=3D' (3D is the ASCII code for `=').
I've seen pointers to MIME-decoding software on this list, but I don't
remember where you can download it.
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