[imp] Default charset for broken mails

Chris Hastie lists at oak-wood.co.uk
Fri May 14 06:42:14 PDT 2004

On Fri, 14 May 2004, Daniel Eckl <daniel.eckl at gmx.de> wrote:

> Everyday I get mails which have wrong and strange headers like:
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
> Content-Type: text/plain
> or sometimes no content-type header at all.
> But everytime, this was in fact Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8-bit and
> charset ISO-8859-1.

 From what I recall, this is indeed broken. There is no requirement 
that that CTE
header appears in a mail, but if it does not then the default 
assumption should
be 7-bit, US-ASCII.

Chris Hastie

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