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Re: UUEncoding File Attachment

2010-01-28 12:55:27

Russ Allbery wrote:
uuencode is still moderately common on Usenet.

Mostly for porn, AFAIK.

I've not seen a uuencoded file in e-mail for years.

Dumping undelimited uuencode "attachments" into a plain E-mail text body is quite common in automated notifications from commercial applications.

The heuristic is indeed to look for a correct formatted "begin" line, and the decode what follows as long as it's correct format. Ugly indeed, but nearly every E-mail client I'm aware of still supports it. (And, as noted earlier, Gmail does now, too.)


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