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


From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: [smtpmail.el] Encoding problem in smtpmail-send-queued-mail
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 15:08:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Jesper Harder) writes:

>> 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.
>
> The queued mails are stored on disk with the same encoding and CTE as
> the MIME headers specify, in this case
>
>         Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
>         Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>
> Perhaps I should mention that Gnus uses CTE base64 for everything except
> ASCII and iso-2022-jp-* in the default setting -- so unless you
> customize `mm-body-charset-encoding-alist' you won't see this bug.
>
> But for me sending Latin-1 as base64 isn't acceptable because a lot of
> old mail clients won't be able to decipher it.

This is not intentional, using base64 for Latin-1 would be horrible.
Please report this as a bug.




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