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Re: [smtpmail.el] Encoding problem in smtpmail-send-queued-mail


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [smtpmail.el] Encoding problem in smtpmail-send-queued-mail
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 09:43:43 +0200

> From: Jesper Harder <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 01:46:46 +0100
> 
> When I use these settings:
> 
>      (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
>      (setq smtpmail-queue-mail t)
> 
> for sending mail with Gnus, every 8bit character in the mail is
> preceded by a \201 when the mail is sent.  When I set
> `smtpmail-queue-mail' to nil, the error doesn't occur.
> 
> Making `smtpmail-send-queued-mail' open the file with the queued mail
> literally fixes the problem for me:

Thank you for your report.

However, it's not clear to me that this is the right solution.  It
could solve the problem in your specific case, due to the specific
character set (Latin-1, as evidenced by the \201) you used in the
messages which served as a test case for the change you propose, but
it might not work correctly for other character sets.

To decide what is the right thing to do, it is necessary to know how
(with what encoding) was the queued mail file written.  Looking at
smtpmail.el, it sounds like it uses the normal code conversions, in
which case the old code seems correct.  Perhaps the interaction with
Gnus changes something?

Could you please look in the queued mail files and see how are they
encoded on disk?  You could use the `od' utility for that.



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