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    SubjectRe: recommended mail clients [was] [PATCH] ati-agp suspend/resume support (try 2)
    On 4:26:17 pm 26 Dec 2005 Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@linux01.gwdg.de> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> I use pine and evolution. Pine is text based and great when I
    > >> ssh into my machine to work. Evolution is slow, but plays well
    > >> with pine and it handles things needed for LKML very well. (the
    > >> drop down menu "Normal" may be changed to "Preformat", which
    > >> allows of inserting text files "as-is").
    > >
    > > Dare I say it, KMail has also been doing the Right Thing for a long
    > > time. It will only line wrap things that you insert by typing;
    > > pastes are left untouched.
    > >
    > > This satisfies Linus's demand that all patches be part of the email
    > > body and not an attachment.
    >
    >
    > Do not always blame the MUA, because actually, the MTAs may do
    > anything with the mail text. That's (among other reasons) why things
    > like MIME attachments were invented, because they (their respective
    > uuencoded or base64encoded "text") can be wrapped but does not change
    > the decoded form. - Something like that is in the pine doc.

    So which is preferable for someone handling inline patches. A properly
    encoded message text that when decoded with a compliant client accurately
    represents the original text (no whitespace mangling etc), or a message
    text that is accurate in it's raw state but may be altered during transit?


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