[kdepim-users] KMail encoding in base64

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Thu Jul 16 21:36:42 BST 2009

On Thursday 16 July 2009, Stefan Roese wrote:
> I just noticed that KMail sometimes encodes my mails (replies to some
> mailing list mails) with base64. I haven't found out yet when and why
> this is happening though.
> Does anybody know why this is happening (the original mail I'm
> replying to is not base64 encoded)

KMail uses certain heuristics to determine whether the message should be 
base64 encoded or quoted-printable encoded. In my experience, base64 is 
chosen if the message is pretty short and contains a few non-ASCII 
characters (i.e. umlauts, accented letters, etc.).

> and how to prevent KMail from doing this?

Why do you want to prevent KMail from doing so?

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