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Re: if you really want utf-8 headers...
On Thu, 1 Jan 2004 01:34:38 -0500 Keith Moore <moore@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Okay, I still see zero justification for utf-8 headers. The
> improvement in transmission and storage efficiency is miniscule. They
> make both user agents and mail transports more complex and less
> reliable, because MTAs need to have conversion code (which will break
> messages and cause delivery failures) and UAs need to be able to handle
> old messages that use RFC 2047 (resulting in multiple code paths and
> additional failure modes).
I am completely in agreement with this. I still see a huge delay in
transport upgrades for features like DSN, 8BITMIME and PIPELINE because,
basically, everybody has to play to make it useful. If you *require* a
transport upgrade by SMTP extension you will be looking at at decade long
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