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bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#40248: 27.0.90; Failure open .authinfo.gpg from Gnus
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:40:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars, can you or someone of the Gnus team tell why
> nnimap-open-connection-1 binds coding-system-for-* to 'binary?  I
> don't understand the rationale, as the code which uses this connection
> seems to expect ASCII text in response.

The IMAP connections (as do most network protocols) operate on octets,
not ASCII.  It is common, though, for most email messages to use some
transfer encoding (so that it's mostly ASCII in practice), but anything
can be transferred via IMAP.

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