Does GnuPG implement MIME support?
ndt at jps.net
Sun Jul 16 23:25:52 CEST 2000
Thomas Roessler wrote:
> > I'm a bit confused. RFC 822 says it only allows ASCII
> > characters, and I could've sworn ASCII was 7-bit. Do
> > you just mean that I need to make sure that restriction
> > is enforced?
> Yes. There is this thing called 8bit-MIME which is
> supported by some ESMTP transport agents, and generated by
> lots of MUAs. In practice, you may encounter structures
> like this one:
> multipart/mixed [8bit]
> +-- multipart/mixed [8bit]
> | +-- text/plain [8bit] (*)
> | `-- image/jpeg [base64]
> `-- text/plain [quoted-printable]
> When forwarding or signing this, you'd have to recode the
> inner text/plain attachment (*), and change the encoding
> on all the multipart/mixed to 7bit.
Blech. OK, I'll see what I can do.
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