Re: Unknown encoding in headers


Am 18.01.06 09:44 schrieb(en) Mişu Moldovan:
I've recently received a couple of messages with unknown encoding in headers that look like this:
[snip broken headers]
Granted, the sender used a broken MUA (PMMail 2000 Professional


but Balsa should have tried it's best to decode the above gibberish, it even has a special setting instructing it to use a user-defined encoding when none is specified. For now, this is used when encountering 8-bit characters in body and there is no encoding specified in the headers. Shouldn't this be extended to non-ASCII characters in headers without a specified encoding, like the above example?

Hmmm, I think this is a good idea, although I don't know at first glance if it is *simply* possible - the headers are processed by GMime which expects them to follow the standards...

On related notes I've recently tried the latest Sylpheed and Sylpheed Claws mail clients and I have some ideas that apply to Balsa also. Are you interested in hearing them?

Sure! Any hint for improvement is welcome!

Cheers, Albrecht.

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