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Re: [VM] Incorrectly encoded non-ASCII headers

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] Incorrectly encoded non-ASCII headers
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:40:20 +0000

Yeechang Lee writes:

> (Disclaimer: I am on Emacs 23 and VM 8.1.2.)
> I sometimes receive messages in which headers--usually the subject
> line--uses non-ASCII characters without quoting them as per RFC
> 2047. (Wikipedia's article-of-the-day mailing list is a frequent
> offender.)
> I realize the best solution is to have the sender change its ways and
> emit standards-adhering messages, but in the meanwhile, could VM gain
> the ability to assume that the body's encoding style in a message also
> applies to the headers? An alternative would be to assume that headers
> are 8-bit clean unless RFC 2047-style quoting appears. (Can either be
> done on our own with some elisp in the meanwhile, I wonder? I wouldn't
> want the message itself modified; just the presentation buffer.)

What character set are the headers in?


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