From: Charles Lindsey (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 01 2002 - 06:16:19 CDT
In <3D1CBDE0.firstname.lastname@example.org> Jean-Marc Desperrier <email@example.com> writes:
>Charles Lindsey wrote:
>>In <firstname.lastname@example.org> Andrew Gierth <email@example.com> writes:
>>>out of those 152,000 subjects with 8-bit characters, only 303 contained
>>>characters 0x80 - 0x9f. Most of those looked like some Windows charset
>>>and were scattered through many hierarchies, plus a handful that looked
>>>like one of the oriental encodings.
>>So that is a failure rate of 0.2%,
>Why do you translate that into failure rate ? The articles are there.
Yes, but they were all in unmoderated groups, and so never had to pass
through any mail system. The point was that, if they had been moderated
and mailed to a moderator without special encoding, 0.2% of them might
have got lost/damaged when they hit a sendmail system.
Anyway, my next job is to throw some examples at my sendmail system, and
see what I can cause to break. We will be better able to evaluate the
risks of "just sending the 8 bits" if we have a bit more solid evidence.
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