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Re: UTF-7 sucks

1998-10-30 16:47:56
On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
OK. So how's this:

1. Pick a charset, in this order: US-ASCII, ISO-8859-1, some other common 
charset, UTF-8.


2. Use 7bit CTE if you can. Otherwise, use 8bit CTE.


3. Send the message. If the recipient complains that SMTP mangled your 
8bit text, resend using quoted-printable CTE.

Nope.  If the SMTP server fails to advertise 8BITMIME in response to EHLO,
then downconvert any 8-bit CTE to quoted-printable prior to sending.

If your local MTA doesn't support 8BITMIME, then it's probably time to
upgrade or replace it.

                - Chris

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