[ANNOUNCE] bzr 1.13 released
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Mar 17 03:28:21 GMT 2009
Aaron Bentley writes:
> But read carefully, the standard suggests that when 8-bit characters are
> present, quoted-printable may be combined with format=flowed. I believe
> that agents which display these messages incorrectly do not comply with
> the standard.
They don't comply, but they exist and are common. The problem is not
so much quoted-printable as that many MUAs don't implement
format=flowed at all, or implement it poorly even with the null
content transfer encoding. This issue came up on the Mailman User
list a couple of years ago but I can't find the post or in the FAQ.
IIRC the outcome was that the path of least resistance is to give up
on format=flowed, and format the mail explicitly, then send it with a
standard text-oriented MUA like mutt or pine. Just as suggested here.
Web mailers (including Gmail) are just not trustworthy.
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