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Re: switching from exim to postfix

On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 06:55:20PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> It's both extra traffic (not that much if western encodings) and extra
> cpu work. In lesser annoyance, it means that you no longer can read
> mailbox files with non-mime capable readers (for example less) with ease,
> as there will be qp encodings here and there. People who only use english
> only hit the issue when having lines longer than 76 characters.
> Basicly that the qmail author is suggesting is violating the rfc by
> announcing 8bitmime sopport but never doing any conversions if you bump
> into a server that doesn't support 8bitmime. This is the same as the
> exim's accept_8bitmime option.
> In the real world, violating the rfc is a non-issue, as most likely the
> only non-8bitmime compliant servers your server encouters are qmail and exim4,
> both which have no problems with 8bit mails itself.
> Honesstly. my grievance is really just having to convert things to 7bit.. still!

So just stop Postfix doing the conversion?  Or teach Exim to announce 8BITMIME
by default.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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