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Re: [ietf-smtp] quoted-unprintable ?

2021-03-21 15:08:56
This seems totally obvious.  Has anyone proposed it before?

Yes, on Usenet, and it looks like the authors also thought of using it on
email as well.  It's called yEnc:

I don't think there was ever an RFC, though.

I found a discussion on this very list in 2003 of gzip-8bit which was more or less gzip with yEnc escapes, and a draft that Ned wrote:

John Levine, johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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