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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: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 13:51:18 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> 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.
> True.
> 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.

I don't think so, the code has to connect to the server to find out if it
supports 8BIBTMIME or not.  If the mail is queued, presumably it is
because the machine doesn't have a network connection.  In theory the
8BITMIME information should be integrated with the MIME encoder for the
article, but that is kind of gross.

> > 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?

Please do.  (I don't have rw access.)

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