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At 22.28 12/15/94, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:
>> I think that was Patrik. Perhaps others too. Personally,
>> I avoid QP (quoted-printable) whenever possible. It seems to be best
>> suited to files that are "mostly text" or "mostly 7-bit clean".
>> If you want to send something like a GIF or an executable, or even a
>> spreadsheet, I would strongly recommend Base64 instead.
>QP is not really useful, as the environments where I think it was
>intended for, Europena languages with at large portion of the
>letters in ASCII, it is still unreadable. We got a number of complaints
>from our customers until people stopped sending out QP. It is
>only quite occasional now that we QP messages here in my Danish
If you think Q-P is unusable, then use Base64, but never, ever use
8bit without using the 8BITMIME ESMTP extension. As long as we have
one server which is not 8-bit clean, then you can never assume that
you can just-send-8.
In you environment, Keld, I know that you are using MNEMONICS according
to RFC-1345, but that is a different way of solving the problem. When
actually having 8-bit characters to send, I strongly argument
against a just-send-8 solution.