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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Proposal] confusing parts of the mail system, was 250-MARKDOWN

2019-01-18 01:15:31
On Friday 18 January 2019 06:37:57 CET, Gene Hightower wrote:
So: presumably transcoding from 8BITMIME to 7 bit has all the same
problems, no?  But somehow 8BITMIME became common enough for everyone
to just assume 8 bit transmission now.

It didn't have the same problems at the time when it became common.

Just-send-8 became common around 1990, 8BITMIME was formalised a few years later. Spam and signatures arrived on the scene later.


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