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Re: Responsive vendors and their implications (was de-facto 8 bit
- To: Erik Naggum <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Responsive vendors and their implications (was de-facto 8 bit
- From: "Alain FONTAINE (Postmaster - NAD)" <af@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 91 15:18:08 +0100
- Cc: IETF-SMTP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: Message of Mon, 25 Feb 1991 17:48:30 +0100 from<firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, 25 Feb 1991 17:48:30 +0100 you said:
>IF the IETF is not going to come to terms with the need for an 8-bit
>clean STMP mail path, people are going to go the brutal and rude way
>that Robert Ullmann has proposed. I'm beginning to understand why.
>Sooner or later, we're going to have camps of SMTP servers who do
>accept and send 8-bit data, simply because of local user needs.
'are going to' ? We are doing it today. This is a french speaking place,
and french without accents is about as useful as english spelled backwards.
We do have a SMTP based electronic mail system, but without a *simple*
solution (simple means nothing at all to do for the end user) for true
french, we could have been forced to drop it in favor of a nice, friendly,
all encompassing proprietary system (and perhaps replace TCP/IP networking
by some proprietary architecture, and then replace all ethernets by token
rings, and all routers by source routing bridges - you get the picture).
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