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Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 00:54:01 +0200

> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 00:14:38 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Alexander Pohoyda <address@hidden>
> I have found a variable called rmail-enable-mime, and some void
> variables of type rmail-*-mime-* which don't fit into my
> implementation and I don't understand why they are here anyway.

IIRC, this is for add-on packages that add MIME support to RMAIL.

> 2) If I save an email to the file, I want it to be the same message
>    as RMail read from my mailbox. I want to be able to read it from
>    another mail client, for example.

Someone wrote code to do that, but it's currently on a separate
branch of the Emacs CVS.  I suggest to leave this issue alone, not to
mix it with the other changes you did.

> 3) I agree that some action (transfer-/charset decoding, PGP signature
>    verification, etc.) is OK to do once in function called from
>    rmail-convert-to-babyl-format, but some other (picture previews,
>    big attachement hiding, etc.) should be done by every (?)
>    rmail-show-message call.

I suggest to discuss this (on emacs-devel).  There are trade-offs here
that IMHO are not so trivial to resolve.

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