[Mailman-Developers] CTE "base64" due to UTF-8?
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon Jul 19 20:37:12 CEST 2004
At 6:14 PM +0200 2004-07-19, Michael Heydekamp wrote:
>> However, I'm still not convinced that it's Mailman which is doing the
>> translation, as opposed to your MTA.
> Hmm, to my best knowledge Exim is known to not mangle the body at all.
In which case, Exim could be a potential reason that might cause
unknowing recipients to get unceremoniously tossed off the list.
I can't speak for other MTAs, but I know that sendmail can do
translation, and will do so by default under certain circumstances
(e.g., it has 8-bit input and the output is not indicated as being
8-bit clean). I believe that the same can be said for postfix, and I
would have said the same for Exim.
This seems to me to be a more MTA-like thing to do, whereas I
would expect Mailman to just take whatever it's given and not perform
any translation. Have you found actual code within Mailman to
perform this translation?
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