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

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Author: Wolfgang Breyha
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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 #7 from Wolfgang Breyha <wbreyha@???> 2011-05-23 10:28:58 ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> 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.

No. SIZE gets disabled only if 8to7 conversion is needed. This is if the source
announced BODY=8BITMIME and the destination doesn't support 8BITMIME at all.

> 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."

Sure. I'm not aware of any troubles since we advertise it. We do it since we
use DKIM actively since the first patch from Tom was available for exim.

But maybe my patch is still useful to relay this tiny bit of information to
systems supporting 8BITMIME anyway. That's why I provided it after this
discussion came up again and Phil Pennock asked me to do so;-)

Greetings, Wolfgang

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