Re: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

2000-03-01 20:03:34
On February 29, 2000 at 09:12, Brian Cameron wrote:

Note that the email message in this mail log has two lines of equal signs
acting as an ASCII frame around the "How to unsubscribe..." message.
However, the web page that MHonArc builds changes these equal signs to

The message is tagged with a CTE of quoted-printable, so the '='
is the start of hexdecimal escape sequence for an 8-bit character.
A message with the "=====..." violates the quoted-printable
specification.  It should be "=3D=3D=3D=3D..." in quoted-printable.

Is there an easier way to get MHonArc to leave the equal signs alone instea
of removing the "Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable" line from all
offending emails?  Is this a bug in MHonArc?

It is not a bug in MHonArc, but a bug in your mail.  They do not
conform to the MIME RFCs.  MHonArc could be modified to ignore
"=XX" sequences in quoted-printable where XX is not a valid hex
number.  Right now it blindly converts any "=XX" sequence when
CTE is quoted-printable.

BTW, my mailer complains about illegal quoted-printable data in
the sample message you sent.


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