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Re: switching from exim to postfix


On Tue, 1 May 2012 20:18:07 +0200
Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> wrote:

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

No, Exim should not announce 8BITMIME, or it will violate RFC, not
otherwise. Now it doesn't announce it, but accepts, so RFC-compliant
MUA or other MTA should do the conversion themselves and everything
just works. If it announces the support, it effectively lies as it
doesn't support conversion which is needed if it wants to send mail to
non-compliant MTA.

I wonder why many people in this thread still don't understand this.
And also I can't see why some find this annoying behaviour or something
wrong. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what it does now, as
re-encoding will happen somewhere anyway as there are still many really
non-8-bit-compliant MTAs, so why should Exim do this?

WBR, Andrew

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