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RFC 2047 message header encoding (was: NMUing "maintainer address bounces" bugs)

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> [ Resent with Gurkan's name mangled because of this:
>     550 5.6.0 improper use of 8-bit data in message header
>   And yes I know that the RFC says that everyone must mangle
>   everything into quoted-unprintable but that's absurd.  And
>   why start enforcinng it now, decades later ? ]

It used to be a great way to catch spam in KOI-8 and various Asian
character sets, although I see from my spam folder that spammers have
caught on and pretty much all of them now use RFC 2047 encoding.

RFC 2047 encoding really should be completely transparent with any current
mail or news client.  I see you're using VM, so I'm now really surprised.
Does VM not just quietly handle this for you?  Gnus has for something like
ten years or more.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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