[Mailman-Users] Base64 encoding?

Jim Garrison jhg at jhmg.net
Sat Sep 13 03:11:26 CEST 2008

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Jim Garrison wrote:
>> Does Mailman ever take a message that it received in plain
>> text form and re-encode it in base64 (leaving the mime type
>> as text/plain)?
> Yes. (It's actually the underlying Python email library that does it.)
> On English language lists, it happens most commonly with messages
> whose character set is utf-8.

Is there a way to disable this? What's the reason for base64
encoding UTF8? Is it trying to avoid using the high bit of
each message byte?

Jim Garrison (jhg at acm.org)
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