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SubjectRe: Whining about MIME formatted email
On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 06:33:34PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> Exmh handles MIME just fine and MIME is useful for some things. Other
> people (including Linus) have made it clear that MIME is not welcome on
> linux-kernel, plain text format is always better when you are sending
> plain text. What next, rich text format and HTML with multiple copies
> of the text, MSWord format?

Stop making stupid statements like this, please, and comparing well-defined
RFC standards with proprietary formats.
MIME is a way for people that happen to use non 7bit characters to be able
to print their name correctly, even in presence of MTAs somewhere in between
that don't handle 8bit. Or with PGP, which also prefers 7bit ...
You'll probably complain about me using a GnuPG signature as well.

Regards,
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Kurt Garloff <garloff@suse.de> Eindhoven, NL
GPG key: See mail header, key servers Linux kernel development
SuSE GmbH, Nuernberg, FRG SCSI, Security
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