[MlMt] R5757 is pretty buggy => I see wrong encoding

Charlie Clark charlie at begeistert.org
Tue Jan 19 11:28:56 EST 2021

On 19 Jan 2021, at 17:08, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:

> Everybody supports UTF8 in the mail body, but mail headers are a 
> different issue altogether.

True, the headers need to be legible as demanded by the protocol, back 
in the days when the internet only seemed to need ASCII. The body is a 
different matter and has almost always required some form of encoding, 
though this has much to do with images, etc. as it does with character 

Still, that SMTP is still working nearly 50 years on, shows how 
important protocols and interoperability are: I wonder how many of the 
various messenger systems will still be with us in 50 years…


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