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Re: switching from exim to postfix

On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 09:30:23PM +0200, Andrew Shadura wrote:
> 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.

If I use sendmail it will happily accept 8bit, because there's no way to tell
if the MTA is 8BITMIME-compliant.  And POSIX doesn't mandate 7bit, does it?

> 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?

Exim transmits 8bit mails to non-8bit-compliant MTAs, so what exactly are you

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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