[TUHS] attachments: MIME and uuencode

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Mon Mar 13 07:34:32 AEST 2017


On Sun, Mar 12, 2017, at 16:04, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: Doug McIlroy
> 
>     > Allowing more or less arbitrary attachments was a real convenience. But
>     > allowing such stuff to serve as the message proper was dubious at
>     > best.
> 
> Sorry, I'm not sure I'm completely clear what you mean there? Do you mean
> 'non-ASCII-text objects were processed by the mail system without being
> told
> to do so explicitly, by the user'? That, combined with the below, is
> indeed a
> problem.

I think he means the fact that MIME specifies the type of the main
message body (not just attachments), so you can have a message with *no*
text parts.


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