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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: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 13:16:52 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> Yes.  Altough the conclusion might not be perfect, since smtpmail.el may 
> need to know the encoding the data is in if we are going to implement 
> better 8BITMIME support (that is, have smtpmail.el fall back and QP if 
> server does not support 8BITMIME). But if someone implements it, then they 
> can think about this issue again.


In any case, the code can be written in such a way that all the decisions 
about 7 vs 8 bits are made before the mail is queued, in which case 
sending it later verbatim is again the Right Thing.

> The on-disk
> representation would be latin-1 (for latin-1 mail) wouldn't it?

Yes, modulo the QP/B64 encoding.

Simon, will you install this change, or should I do that?

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