MUA questions

Ryan Malayter rmalayter at
Thu Feb 5 17:17:53 CET 2004

[Atom 'Smasher']
> i thought that email is only supposed to be 7-bit

Extended SMTP (ESMTP) has supported the "8BIT" command for many many
years. This allows the transsport of unencoded binary data across mail
streams. See RFC-3030 for the latest on this.

Similarly, the RFC-2045, which is the latest that descibes MIME types,
defines several different Content-Transfer-Encodings for mail messages.
Two of these are "8bit" and "Binary", which mean basically mean "raw

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