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RFC 1652

1995-08-23 13:21:10
RFC 1652 specifies two parameters for the MAIL FROM command: "7BIT" and 
"8BITMIME".  7BIT indicates compliance with RFC 821 whereas 8BITMIME 
indicates compliance with RFC 1521 "with arbitrary octet content".
Why is there no "7BITMIME"?

When sending MIME messages that are strictly printable us-ascii encoded (i.e. 
no 8BIT or BINARY) how should a mail client check if the mail server is 
capable of interpreting 7-bit MIME?  Should the client simply check for 
8BITMIME support?


Ken Mark
ZOOMIT Corporation

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