Re: UTF-7 is dead

From: Mark H. David (
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 14:04:27 EDT

At 11:30 AM -0500 5/26/99, Pete Resnick wrote:
>>Meanwhile, a very important mail client was just released with MIME
>>encoding OFF by default: Outlook Express 5.0. I have recommended to
>>persons at Microsoft that they have it default to ON.
>What does it mean to have MIME encoding off by default? If you send
>non-US-ASCII characters, how do you know which character set encoding
>is being used? If you send styled text, how is it marked up?

Right, I was talking about the plain text mail settings. You can
have no MIME encoding, quoted-printable, or base-64. The no-MIME-encoding
choice is the default. This is orthogonal to the character
set encoding, which the user has to choose separately to decide how
non-US-ASCII characters are encoded (above the MIME level if any).


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