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Re: UTF-8 problem with rmail From line

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: UTF-8 problem with rmail From line
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:35:19 -0700
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20081209)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:16:01 +0200
From: =?UTF-8?B?xLBzbWFpbCBEw7ZubWV6?= <address@hidden>

cartman:x:1000:1000:İsmail Dönmez,,,:/home/cartman:/bin/zsh

Now in emacs when I do C-x m , I see the following:

From: "=?utf-8?Q?=C4=B0smail_D=C3=B6nmez?=" <address@hidden>
--text follows this line--

So the name is pretty much garbage now. Is this somehow expected or is it a bug?

That's not garbage, that's how non-ASCII characters in email addresses
need to be encoded.

The problem is that mail transport does not allow (or at least didn't
allow in the past) non-ASCII characters in any of the mail headers,
because various mail servers need to look at the headers.  So Emacs
encodes the non-ASCII characters in quoted-printable encoding.

How about a tooltip or local help over the header content, to display
the decoded value?

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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