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Re: [ccp4bb]: Mail & Mime (was attachments)
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>>>>> "PE" == Phil Evans <email@example.com> writes:
PE> As a follow-up to my previous complaints about "attachments" I've
PE> tracked down the immediate problem but I need someone who knows
PE> about mail to explain it.
I hope my previous article did, but the debugging was on target.
PE> What's going on? What is "big5" & where does it come from?
It's a traditional Chinese character set `widely used in Taiwan and
Hong King' (that doesn't fit in to ISO standards).
PE> Luddite note: Email used to be simple,
Remember the infamous EARN gateway, for instance? :-/
PE> why has it got so complicated?
Mostly Microsoft, especially when they ignore standards and good
sense, though they're not implicated in this case.