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

2019-01-18 09:36:57
On 17/01/2019 05.28, Ned Freed wrote:

They have not figured out how to make it work, because it's not
possible to make it work in general. Transcoding destroys DKIM
signatures, period.

This mailing list destroys DKIM signatures.

And doing so causes serious problems. Significant effort is underway to address
this in the DMARC WG.

So: presumably transcoding from 8BITMIME to 7 bit has all the same
problems, no?

If it were happening now, yes, absolutely.

But somehow 8BITMIME became common enough for everyone
to just assume 8 bit transmission now.

Because the transition happened literally decades before DKIM existed.


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