Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
hmh at debian.org
Fri May 9 14:41:46 EDT 2003
On Fri, 09 May 2003, Christian Schulte wrote:
> >And since nobody of the people who constantly ask for it stepped ahead
> >to write the patch that does the header encodingbased on a admin-supplied
> >default charset...
> What do you mean should that patch do exactly ? Do you mean that if an
> email does not specify an encoding it should automatically set an
if a *header*...
> encoding which can be specified in imapd.conf ? So there would be no
yes. And re-encode that header, so that it is now 7bit.
> actual mail-translation or anything like that ? Only if the encoding is
> _not_ specified cyrus will set it to a default and leaves the mail
Only if a X would be needed (or the email would be rejected), is the
> untouched otherwise ? What email-headers are you talking about exactly ?
Read RFC 2047. Some headers can be encoded to have 8bit data (encoded as 7
bit). Headers that cannot be encoded should be mangled, or the message
IMHO the functionality should be like this:
[We detect a header has 8bit data]
IF header-can-be-RFC2047-encoded AND
default header encoding charset is set THEN reencode it
mangle it to X or reject message, as usual.
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