[imp] Default charset for broken mails
daniel.eckl at gmx.de
Fri May 14 06:32:36 PDT 2004
Hi dear list,
does anyone know a way to set the default charset which will be used, if
the viewed mail has broken headers?
Everyday I get mails which have wrong and strange headers like:
or sometimes no content-type header at all.
But everytime, this was in fact Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8-bit and
If they are included in a utf-8 page without conversion, I have the
classical white-on-black question marks for 8-bit chars.
So my problems would be solved by having a fallback for
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8-bit and charset ISO-8859-1.
I know this is a difficult subject and also a philosophical problem of
how error tolerant a mail client should be.
I opened such mails with kmail, too and they managed to encode them
correctly, so there seems to be the possibility to be somewhat more
I hope there is such a possibility in IMP too...
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