Text encoding Babel. Was Re: George Keremedjiev

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Fri Nov 23 11:54:03 CST 2018

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 11:55:18AM +1100, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
> I see them because I'm using an old email client - Eudora 3 (1997.)
> I stick with this specifically _because_ it doesn't understand UTF-8
> or any other non-ASCII coding, especially in the header, and hence
> simply ignores any executables in the headers or email body. Which
> makes it totally virus proof, unlike Microsoft's intentionally

Totally say totally.

> open-backdoor junk like Outlook. And most other email 'modern
> wonders.'  Eudora barely even understands html in emails, and I'm
> fine with that. Also I have it configured to dust-bin any incomimg
> mail containing UTF-8 chars in the Subject header. Avoids a lot of
> time-wasting.
> But first, I'm having a problem with some portion of cctalk posts
> going missing, ie I don't receive all messages.  The ratio seems to
> vary day to day. Sometimes no obvious missing, sometimes a lot.
> Still don't know why, or how to fix this. Any suggestions?

Turn off trashing mails with Unicode in Subject and see if this solves
a problem?

Tomasz Rola

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