[Mimedefang] utf-8 issue?
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Wed Dec 13 21:03:27 EST 2017
On 13 Dec 2017, at 16:39, Dianne Skoll wrote:
> It doesn't make sense because
> MIME messages are alway 8-bit messages; you need to encode everything
> as UTF-8 first before passing to MIME::Entity->build().
Re-reading that, I disagree.
It is entirely possible (as stated explicitly in RFC2045) for a MIME
entity to contain unencoded binary data: any arbitrary stream of bytes.
Email normally cannot, but that's a transport issue. Since the
BINARYMIME extension for SMTP exists, it is even possible to send mail
(with some MTAs) as an arbitrary stream of bytes.
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