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Re[2]: MIME mail

From: Mike.Elliott@B...
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 09:11:51 +0000
Subject: Re[2]: MIME mail

Thnaks Alex, for your helpful comments. The only problem is that I read
email using Lotus cc:Mail on a PC. Pine & elm are not much use in a

We are soon to move to Lotus Notes mail. Does anyone know if that is

Mike Elliott

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Subject: Re: MIME mail
Author: at INTERNET
Date:	 06/02/1998 18:36

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Tim Jones wrote:

> MIME is a de-facto standard for email communications
> so much so that you may not even realise your email program is doing
> think is probably happening in this case. If you're stuck with an
email >
program, through no fault of your own, and it doesn't do MIME then I
> have to live with it under the axiom "good of the many outweigh the
> few"

Nota bene, the only time that a MIME email-aware mailer /should/ have
MIME-converted data (as opposed to just straight, readable text) is if
only if the data /is/ an attachment (and, as above, is evil and
Such things like HTML-encoded emails and the like are also, as above,
definitively evil.  Thus I think we can say definitively in the case
that its the sender's misconfiguration (if reply text is sent
or the sender's willful evil (if they replied in HTML or put on an
attachment) that's the problem, not Mike.

I do note to Mike that both Pine and Elm are MIME-capable these days and
can, if one bothers (I seldom do), decode the MIMEification.  Its best,
however, if we never see it at all.

ObGZG: Whatever happened to the FMA Thrust project?

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