8-bit message encrypted by gnupg appears as 7-bit after decryption?
commercial at acamedia.org
Thu Aug 26 19:30:09 CEST 2004
this might be a silly question but my curiosity has not been satisfied after
three days of continuous web searching so i hope somebody will humour me.
kmail encodes some of my utf-8 emails as base64. this happens when i dont
allow 8bit and when i type arabic.
my question is this: after an outgoing message is encrypted with gnupg the
body of the message appears as 7bit. meaning that when it arrives as the
recipient he/she will have no way of knowing the original encoding after
does this never cause problems? how can the mua know whether the original
email was 7bit, 8bit or base64?
i should also say that i have not had any problems but then again you rarely
do when emailing yourself. i would just really like to know how the recipient
knows what type of body he is dealing with.
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