[exim-dev] [Bug 817] Improve exposure of 8bitmime support

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Author: Andreas Metzler
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Old-Topics: [exim-dev] [Bug 817] New: Improve exposure of 8bitmime support
Subject: [exim-dev] [Bug 817] Improve exposure of 8bitmime support
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--- Comment #5 from Andreas Metzler <eximusers@???> 2011-05-22 13:20:45 ---
On 2011-05-22 Wolfgang Breyha <wbreyha@???> wrote:
> --- Comment #4 from Wolfgang Breyha <wbreyha@???>  2011-05-22 09:41:35 ---
> (In reply to comment #3)
>> On 2011-05-22 Wolfgang Breyha <wbreyha@???> wrote:
>>>     *) deactivate use of SIZE=
>> s/SIZE=/BODY=/ I guess.

> No, it's SIZE=. I did that since SIZE is not known if body gets
> converted "on the fly". Currently it's pretty senseless since
> nothing gets converted at all.

So in exchange for sending BODY (if either 7bit body or 8bit AND receiving
side has 8BITMIME) we stop sending SIZE for 8bit messages if the receiving
side does not adviertise 8BITMIME. Is this a good exchange? SIZE has
real use.

> We use "allow_8bitmime" (without this patch) for years now and it
> breaks less then without it. Even major MUAs like Thunderbird don't
> care about 8BITMIME and send 8bit encoded without BODY= announcement
> anyway.

I consider this an argument for simply going the qmail way. "Everything
is 8bit clean nowadays anyway, lets just advertise 8BITMIME and ignore
the finer points of RFC 1652."

cu andreas


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