[imp] Default charset for broken mails

Daniel Eckl daniel.eckl at gmx.de
Fri May 14 07:44:08 PDT 2004

Hi Chris

That was what I wrote. These mails are broken. And what now? That
doesn't help my users... My users just see this mail correctly in every
other imap client but IMP. So they say "it has to be IMP which is

But thanks for the background info.


Zitat von Chris Hastie <lists at oak-wood.co.uk>:

> 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.
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