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From Stefano Bagnara <apa...@bago.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-648) Corrupted MIME message with 8bit in body
Date Wed, 04 Oct 2006 07:48:09 GMT
Guillermo Grandes wrote:
> Well, as I say in JAMES-648, Don't like the idea of reject... And I 
> understand you but...
> I am going to tell a history to you.
> [...]
> I see non-tolerant James to strange mails that receive, compared with 
> Sendmail, Postfix, QMail, IIS,... perhaps James is wonderful to send, 
> but not to receive. ("be conservative in what you send, be liberal in 
> what you receive").

I agree, but the problem sometimes is not that we are non-tolerant, but 
that we lack a feature: in this case 8bitmime.
Your client probably IGNORE the fact that not all servers support 
8bitmime and sends 8bit content anyway. (from the current information 
this is what I understood)

> - reject mails goes against my religion. (As programmer I like the well 
> done things -and RFCs-, but like sysadm my mission is that the things 
> work, beyond if he is good or bad -while he is safe-)

Sometimes rejecting it is better than corrupting it and let the sender 
ignore this. I agree on relaxing when it is clear what you have to do 
and the "workaround" does not introduce ANY possible problem.

Btw, this is sterile discussion. Let's talk about specific problem and 
the specific solution (on the other tree of this thread).


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