[Mimedefang] Rejecting Cyrillic

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Fri Apr 17 17:46:08 EDT 2009

--On Friday, April 17, 2009 12:16 PM +0200 Jan Pieter Cornet 
<johnpc at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> The problem is that english only uses ascii, and ascii is a subset of
> practically every other character set. So someone writing in cyrillic
> and using koi8-r or windows-1251, won't switch to another character set
> when answering a question on, for example, this mailinglist, using only
> ascii characters to write english.

What's the penetration now for mail clients that send in UTF-8? Will the 
elephant in the corner (Exchange, OE) do that? Or does it insist on sending 
in "legacy" charsets like 1251? Not that I'm sure universal UTF-8 (with no 
errors) will help, but it's one less complication in the format, and lack 
of it might eventually become a strong spam sign.

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