As more of the other gateways and mail systems out there adopt MIME, we'll
see less and less need for uuencode; in fact we're seeing alot less since
Lotus and some other big PC packages added MIME support to their gateways.
Before that, our customers with cc:Mail weren't going to purchase a mail
system that wouldn't exchange binary files with cc:Mail. It was support
uuencode - or no sale.
Actually, Lotus still does not support MIME within their cc:Mail
gateway. Our company is one third part gateway supplier that does
however, and the message that we've been hearing loud and clear from
our customer base is to support uuencode - or no sale. Now, I
personally agree with many of the other posts regarding how much we
all like and love dealing with uuencode, however it is here with us,
will continue to be for some time, so we can either figure out a way
to deal with this ugly beast in hopefully some compatible way, or
continue to have interoperability problems.
International Messaging Associates Ltd