[Mimedefang] Rejecting Cyrillic

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Apr 17 20:34:13 EDT 2009

Kenneth Porter wrote:

> 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.

Except UTF-8 penalizes those character sets that need two, three, ... bytes
to encode many of their characters.  For this reason, I expect all the
weird and wonderful legacy encodings to survive.



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