On 11/29/06, Raphael Ritz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
The mail's body or pay load on the other hand can have any encoding.
Nonsense. From RFC 2822, section 2.1: At the most basic level, a message is a series of characters. A message that is conformant with this standard is comprised of characters with values in the range 1 through 127 and interpreted as US-ASCII characters [ASCII]. For brevity, this document sometimes refers to this range of characters as simply "US-ASCII characters". Note: This standard specifies that messages are made up of characters in the US-ASCII range of 1 through 127. There are other documents, specifically the MIME document series [RFC2045, RFC2046, RFC2047, RFC2048, RFC2049], that extend this standard to allow for values outside of that range. Discussion of those mechanisms is not within the scope of this standard. In other words, the MIME RFCs tell you how to encode your message in such a way that the message body, the characters that go across the wire, fall within the ASCII range. MIME uses a transfer encoding like quoted-printable to ensure this. -- Martijn Pieters _______________________________________________ Zope3-users mailing list Zope3email@example.com http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope3-users