[Mimedefang] utf-8 issue?

Bill Cole mdlist-20140424 at billmail.scconsult.com
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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